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Lunchtime Fix: 8 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. WATER charges kick in tomorrow, and with the energy regulator issuing its final ruling, we now know how much it’ll cost to do this…

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2. DAVID Cameron is NOT impressed with our tax regime, telling UTV it was “about time” the ‘Double Irish‘ arrangement for foreign companies was stamped out.

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3. PROMINENT Dublin publican Charlie Chawke has come under fire for saying foreigners shouldn’t work as front-of-house staff in hotels and pubs.


4. GARDAÍ in Dublin’s north inner city arrested seven people this morning and seized €17,000 worth of PVP – a synthetic stimulant and active ingredient in the infamous “bath salts” designer drug.

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5. VOTERS in Roscommon and South Leitrim got a chance to watch candidates in the forthcoming by-election battle it out on RTÉ’s Primetime last night. Catch up here, in case you missed it. There was a bit of this going on…

6. GSOC is investigating the death of a man in his 30s early this morning, who was hit by a Garda patrol car in Co Louth.


7. TENS of thousands of pro-democracy protesters are taking to the streets of Hong Kong again today, as part of the Occupy Central “Umbrella Movement.” Here’s a stunning drone video showing just how full the streets are with demonstrators.

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8. AN Irishman who was glassed in the face at a nightclub in 2011 has made a fantastic timelapse video of how his face has healed, and it went viral overnight. Check it out.