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Lunchtime Fix: 6 things to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. TWO Irish men have been badly injured in a private plane crash in Florida, USA.

2. SOME media coverage of the murder-suicide tragedy in Charleville, Co Cork which claimed the lives of three O’Driscoll brothers has come in for criticism by experts for being ‘sensational’ and inappropriate.

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3. EBOLA hasn’t gone away you know. In fact, US president Barack Obama has warned us today that it is “spiralling out of control“.

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4. NICE bit of news for the folks in Offaly today as Tullamore Dew returns to its eponymous town after 60 years away from home. They will produce 1.5 million cases of the whiskey there each year.

5THE military ruler of Thailand has said that tourists (mistakenly) think Thailand “is safe so they can do whatever they want, they can wear bikinis and walk everywhere”. He says this after two British tourists were battered to death on the Thai island of Koh Tao.

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6. DESPERATE Housewives actress Eva Longoria is also an angel investor and is coming to the Dublin Web Summit this year. There’s going to be a film stage, you know.

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