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Lunchtime Fix: 8 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Turkey Syria A huge plume of smoke rises after a airstrike outside west Kobani, Syria AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images


1. PROPERTY developer Breifne O’Brien has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to 14 sample charges of theft and deception.

2. THE EU has rubber-stamped Britain’s proposed nuclear power station in Somerset, which is 150 miles from the Irish coast. [RTÉ News]

3. Kathleen Chada, the mother of young boys Eoghan and Ruairi who were killed by their father last year, spoke to Pat Kenny on Newstalk today. She said she is “blessed” to have been their mother and that she is “grateful” for her happy memories.

4. HAVE you ever had a near-miss with the Luas? You’re not alone – the transport company is running a pedestrian safety campaign because of the number of close shaves already this year.

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5. A man has appeared in court in connection with a carjacking in Dublin airport yesterday. Three people, including a garda, were injured during the dramatic incident.

6. JOBS, jobs, jobs. There have been announcements of 200 new jobs today in Microsoft, Fineos and with recruitment firm Brightwater. Are we really turning that corner?

please yes

7. ACTOR Stephen Collins, best known for playing the Dad in 7th Heaven, has been accused of child molestation in the US.

8. FAMILY and friends were in Baldonnel in the early hours of this morning to greet 130 troops returning from a volatile stint in the Golan Heights as part of a UN peacekeeping mission.

PastedImage-86717 Marguerit Dunne and her six children – Erica, Shauna, Aaron, Alena, Liam and Luke - waiting on husband and Dad, Liam.

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