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Dublin: 6°C Monday 6 December 2021

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. THE state funeral of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds is being held in Dublin today. You can watch it live here.

Taoiseach and Fianna Fail leader Albert Reynolds s The former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds in 1992. Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

2. THE family of journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic State militants after two years in captivity, have released a heartbreaking letter he wrote to them while he was imprisoned.

Journalist Slain James Foley's parents, Diane and John Foley, talking to reporters. Source: AP/Press Association Images

3. FRANCE has been thrown into a crisis today after President Francois Hollande asked his prime minister to form a new government.

France Bastille Day President Francois Hollande. Source: AP/Press Association Images

4. GARDAÍ are investigating a case of animal cruelty in Clare, with the dog warden for the county describing it as one of the most horrendous cases he has ever seen. [Warning: Images are graphic]

dog Source: Ennis Pound/Facebook

5. TRIBUTES have been pouring in for Richard Attenborough with many remembering some of his best roles. The veteran director and actor passed away at the age of 90.

Source: LordMagnus101/YouTube

6. It’s Monday. Thundery downpours are on the way, but we’re trying to stay positive.


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