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Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. CONTRACTORS asked to prepare a site for a forensic team searching for the remains of Brendan Megraw, one of the so-called Disappeared in Northern Ireland, have found human remains in a county Meath bog. [BBC News]

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2. A murder inquiry has been launched following the discovery of a body in the search for missing teenager Alice Gross in London.

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3. ARE you looking for work? The employment market has just cleared up a little bit more with the jobless rate falling to 11.1%.

In other good news, 140 jobs will be created in Limerick over the next three years.


4. THE death of a teenage girl by suicide in Dublin yesterday has sparked calls for mental health education to be included in school curriculums.


5. ONE in five members of the Defence Forces are being hit by poverty, the union representing the soldiers, PDFORRA, has said. [RTÉ News]

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6. CHINESE pigeons were checked for ‘suspicious material’ ahead of today’s national holiday. As part of the security measures, their feathers were ruffled and rectal exams were performed.

Erm, we’ll just leave that there.


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