Lunchtime Fix 7 things you need to know

first_imgWHAT’S THE STORY?1. HOPING your county makes it to the All-Ireland hurling or football final? As broke recently, the trains may be completely off those days – and now Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe is hanging back from intervening in the potential strike. Source: GAAbanter.ie2. OH Lordy. “Weak” economic data from Germany, France and Italy has frightened economists everywhere this morning. This is the graph that has them all freaking out. (Should we panic yet?) Catch up on all of today’s top news> Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter Source: Aoife Barry/Twitter 3. THE tense situation in Ferguson, Missouri – where an unarmed black teenage boy was shot dead by police at the weekend – continues to simmer. Tear gas and smoke bombs were fired on protestors who threw Molotov cocktails overnight, and reporters were put in jail. Source: Jeff Roberson/AP/Press Association Images4. TWO of the three people who went missing with their yacht in west Cork last night have been found safe after swimming ashore to Long Island, off the coast from Schull. Sadly, the third person on the boat died and their body has now been recovered. Source: GoogleMaps5. THE emergency department at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin had to be closed for hours this morning after a patient blocked themselves into a room and set a mattress and curtains on fire. Source: stock emergency room via Shutterstock6. IF you’re in Dublin and heading out for lunch, keep an eye out for some of the gorgeous street art tributes popping up to actor Robin Williams… Source: I’m from Ireland but more importantly I’m from Dublin via Facebook7. NO, the new minister for the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has not started Irish lessons yet, okay? New Arts Minister Heather Humphreys asks the next generation about literacy…— Aoife Barry (@sweetoblivion26) August 14, 2014center_img Q2 #GDP in the #euro area so far, signalling 0.0-0.1% growth in the currency union. Italy and Germany drop to bottom— IHS Markit PMI™ (@IHSMarkitPMI) August 14, 2014 Hello there. You’re looking well— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) August 14, 2014 Source: Markit Economics/Twitter Bonus lunchtime treat: Have you seen our new Politics Twitter account? Get yourself over here…last_img

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