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Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.


1. SOME charges are being dropped against former Anglo Irish Bank executives Seán Fitzpatrick (below) and Pat Whelan. Legal arguments persuaded Judge Martin Nolan to direct not guilty verdicts on some – but not all – of the charges.

Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

2. TWO men have died in a lorry crash on a country road near Clonmel, Co Tipperary this morning. They were both in their 50s.

Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

3. ENDA Kenny has gotten in early with a return invitation to Queen Elizabeth II – he wants her to make a second official trip to Ireland in 2016 for the commemoration of the 1916 Rising.

Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

4. OSCAR Pistorius is being cross-examined by the prosecution over the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp right now. Lawyers on both sides argued over which of them should be first to review this video of Pistorius on a shooting range before it appeared in court:

Source: travelchannel34/YouTube

5. THOSE Vikings, eh? They managed to get over as far as Lough Corrib in Galway – an important find of artefacts and logboats is being investigated by the National Monuments Service:


Source: Government of Ireland National Monuments Service Photographic Unit

6. SAD news, WWE fans. The Ultimate Warrior has passed away at the age of 54, two days after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame:

Source: Jonathan Bachman/AP/PA Images

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