Your Monday lunchtime news catch-up

A senior garda warns addict injecting centres are a legal minefield, a shellfish harvesting company is warning it will seek millions of euro in compensation if Irish Water proceeds with the construction of a new water treatment plant and we conduct a poll to see if our readers think a motorway between Limerick and Cork is needed. Just some of the latest and most read stories on irishexaminer.com.

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Are addict injecting centres a step too far?

While the health case for medically supervised injecting centres for addicts has the backing of the drugs minister, a senior garda warns it is a legal minefield, writes Cormac O’Keeffe

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IRELAND

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Business threatens to sue Irish Water

A shellfish harvesting company is warning it will seek millions of euro in compensation if Irish Water proceeds with the construction of a new water treatment plant in east Cork.

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VIDEO: 99-year-old Second World War fighter pilot takes flight for honour from Cork

The sole surviving Dutch fighter pilot from the Second World War, who now lives in West Cork, was flown back to his native Holland at the weekend to mark the 75th anniversary of the German invasion of his country.

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Your Monday lunchtime news catch-up

MOST READ: POLL: Does the Limerick-Cork road need a motorway?

Plans to build a motorway between Limerick and Cork have been shelved due to alack of funds .

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SPORT

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Second footballer dies in Belgium

A 23-year-old defender from a lower-league football club has become the second Belgian player to die of cardiac arrest in less than two weeks.

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MOST READ: Munster wary of final day danger

CJ Stander and Anthony Foley have promised Munster will be taking nothing for granted when lowly Newport Gwent Dragons visit Cork for the final Guinness Pro12 round of the regular season on Saturday.

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WORLD

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Stock car champion, 11, badly hurt in crash

An 11-year-old world champion mini stock car driver has been seriously injured in a crash in Scotland.

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MOST READ: France backs migrants quota call

France supports a plan to distribute asylum-seekers among European countries by quota, the country’s top security official has said, saying the current system puts an unfair burden on a handful of nations.

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ANALYSIS

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MOST READ: Fixing a city’s drug problem with an integrated approach

Philip O’Connor looks at a city’s attempts to take drug users off its streets through a ‘fixing room’ with hygienic facilities, meals, beds and treatment programmes

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EXAMVIRAL

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Did you see Garda Traffic’s pun-tastic duck tweets?

Yesterday, Finglas Garda Station came into possession of a team of ducklings and the Garda Traffic Twitter account knew what they had to do

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MOST READ: Dad draws incredible illustrations on shy son's lunch bag to help him make friends

A talented dad has come up with an ingenious way for his shy 10-year-old son to make friends – by illustrating his brown paper lunch bag with amazing illustrations.

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TECHNOW

MOST READ: See how a web browser runs on an Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is out in a handful of countries around the world, selling-out, earning great reviews and still generally bewildering people as to what it's really for.

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BUSINESS

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Ulster Bank report sees rise in construction activity

Construction activity is on the rise and more jobs are being created in the sector according to a new report from Ulster Bank.

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MOST READ: Merkel pressed to give up on Greece

German chancellor Angela Merkel is coming under growing pressure from within the ranks of her own party bloc to give up on Greece for the sake of the euro.

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LIFESTYLE

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MOST READ: This gin is made from wild food found around Wicklow

Foraging to eat is so last year, says Jonathan deBurca Butler. Instead, go for a walk in the countryside and pluck from the trees, the ingredients for a gin and tonic

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SHOWBIZ

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Irish Big Brother contestant deems Ireland as quite backward

Another day, another story of Ed Sheeran proving he really is the "nicest guy in showbiz".

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

Taylor Swift spotted backstage at 'boyfriend' Calvin Harris' gig

Taylor Swift has been spotted cheering on her rumoured boyfriend Calvin Harris at one of his gigs.

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