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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Image: Crystian Cruz via Flickr/Creative Commons

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.

1. #MISSING: Police in Wales have arrested a 46-year-old man in connection with the disappearance of 5-year-old April Jones, who has not been seen since yesterday evening. In a press conference this afternoon, police said they are hopeful that she is still alive.

2. #EXCHEQUER RETURNS: The latest exchequer returns published by the Department of Finance show that the tax intake is €385 million ahead of targets set by the Government. The deficit has fallen to €11 billion for the first nine months of this year compared to €26 billion in the first nine months of 2011.

3. #BROADCASTING:The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has upheld two complaints against TV3′s ‘Psychics Live’ programme over two episodes broadcast during the summer. The BAI found the programmes breached the rule that bars broadcasters from carrying psychic or fortune-telling services which discuss a caller’s health.

4. #CHILD BENEFIT: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he has not seen proposals to bring in a two-tier system for child benefit and said the issue has not yet been discussed at Cabinet.

5. #WORKERS: Former employees from Guineys & Co and Clerys outlet stores have held a protest outside Clerys on O’Connell Street today to express their frustration at their treatment after the stores were put into liquidation.

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