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Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. BANK of Ireland has promised that those who did not receive their wages, as planned, this morning will have them by the end of the day.

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2. IT has been a bumper jobs announcement day with new positions being created in Dublin, Meath and Belfast.

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3. IRISH troops in the Golan Heights are on ‘high alert’ after rebels captured the border crossing.

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4. A Tory MP in the UK has defected to UKIP and resigned his seat in parliament. Douglas Carswell said he thinks David Cameron is a “nice person” but is not “serious about change”.

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5. UKRAINE has accused Russia of a “direct invasion” today following reports that its troops were active in the conflict-torn east of the country.

Catch up on the rest of today’s stories>