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Lunchtime Fix: 7 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. Banker-turned-US consultant David Drumm is to take the stand at a bankruptcy trial today, hoping to prove he did not defraud his creditors. Have questions? Can he go to jail? Will he be extradited? We’ve got the answers.

Remember that time Charlie Bird tried to talk to him at his home in Cape Cod, Boston?


2. Taoiseach Enda Kenny doesn’t want Alan Shatter to accept the €70,000 severance pay due to him – but he can’t do anything to stop him.

Irish General Election Source: Julien Behal/PA Archive/Press Association Images

3. Xenophobic messages that appeared overnight at Newlands Cross on the N7 are to be removed immediately, the NRA said today.


4. A search continues today for missing Dublin man George Manson. The Coast Guard helicopter, garda dogs and mountain rescue teams have been dispatched to help find the 76-year-old.


5. The trial of Seán Fitzpatrick – due to start on 7 October – has been pushed back until 2015, reports RTÉ News. His legal team said they needed more time to examine the “significant amount of evidence” in the case which relates to bank loans not disclosed to auditors.

The former Anglo chairman was found not guilty of all charges in the last case taken against him, after which he talked about the “six years of great personal difficulty”.

Source: Video

6. Rory McIlroy said the sending of his wedding invites was the moment he knew he wasn’t ready for marriage. The golfer called off his engagement to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, issuing a statement this morning, and then answering questions at a press conference.

7. Meanwhile, another sportsman has got himself into hot water on Twitter. Joe Brolly branded Sky Sport’s newly-revealed GAA presenter – and former equestrian show jumper – Rachel Wyse a “Baywatch babe”. It wasn’t long before Twitter called him out – and he apologised.


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