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Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. THE official jobs and economic outlooks are looking better than expected… But that doesn’t mean we should all get carried away with ourselves (perish the thought). 

PA Archive ... Glen Hansard and a small dog get carried away with themselves outside the Central Bank. PA Archive ... Glen Hansard and a small dog get carried away with themselves outside the Central Bank.

2. THE John McNulty omnishambles just refuses to go away. Fine Gael had hoped to put the issue to bed this week, but a few more twists in the tale have emerged today.

Niall Carson Niall Carson

3. POLICE on the Thai island of Koh Tao have charged two Burmese men with the murders of two British tourists last month. They were paraded before the media this morning, and forced by authorities to ‘re-enact’ the killings earlier today. A BBC reporter at the scene has described the situation as ‘bizarre’.

4. FIANNA Fáil has called for the discretionary element of the medical card scheme to be retained. It’s after a panel of experts said it wouldn’t be feasible to prioritise conditions that would qualify someone for the card. [RTÉ]

5. GARDAÍ in Donegal are investigating an overnight fire at the Orange Hall in Convoy, Donegal. The building has been completely destroyed in the blaze, according to local reports.

6. TO quote an old Jarvis Cocker lyric*, summer’s packing its bags and preparing to leave town… 

*Nobody? Fair enough, it’s a little obscure.

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