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Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. THE tragic deaths of twin boys has left the community of Charleville, Co Cork reeling. The body of an older brother was found 16km away in Buttevant yesterday evening, not long after Thomas and Patrick O’Driscoll were found dead in their home.

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2. EVER had one of your kids make app purchases from Google Play without your permission? Good news – Google has agreed to refund $19m (€14.65m) to parents for these unwanted in-app purchases. (Not to all the one parent, we presume.)

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3. THE Tyrannosaurus Rex was a pretty scary dinosaur, yes? Not by comparison to the newly-named enormous Dreadnaughtus which was 85 feet long and weighed 65 tons.

Huge Dinosaur Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara working on vertebrae from a Dreadnaughtus schrani at Drexel University in Philadelphia. AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

4.  A MAN threatening a woman with a knife was shot dead by police in London last night – the first fatal shooting by police there in two years. The incident is not believed to be connected to the reported beheading of a woman in a north London garden yesterday.

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5. CONGRATS to a smarter homes start-up called Climote from Dundalk, Co Louth which is going to represent Ireland in the European Business Awards. Quite the achievement – read more here.

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6. NO more lovely girls? The chairman of the Rose of Tralee festival has sent a strongly-worded open letter telling critics of the fest are just spouting “boorish nonsense”. It’s not about “Paddy Whackery, Colleens on Parade” either, OK?

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Catch up on the rest of the morning’s stories here>