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Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. A JUDGE IN a US court may not have realised it when he lifted a stay on a criminal search warrant for an email account but he has caused a major headache for Ireland. There could be major implications for data protection should Ireland be forced to allow the execution of the warrant in Microsoft servers in Dublin.

2. THE ice-bucket challenge for motor neurone disease awareness really has been worthwhile - €1.4m in donations flooded (sorry) in to IMNDA and they have a very nice thank you for y’all:

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3. THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has been working on collating stats and facts on suicide and suicide prevention for ten years – and the stark results are in a huge report published this morning. We’ll be bringing you further insights gleaned from the report later today and tomorrow, but the top line – that 800,000 people in the world take their own life every year – is one such lonely fact to digest.

Preventing Suicide: A global imperative Preventing Suicide: A global imperative

4. WHAT is independent TD Shane Ross up to? He sent this letter today to independent councillors across the country ahead of the new Dáil term. General election strategy, anyone?

Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland

5. THE venue formerly known as The O2, formerly known as The Point, has gotten its new name. We preferred our readers’ suggestions (check the comments section here), frankly.

Catch up with the rest of the rest of the morning’s stories here>

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