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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Today's Budget dominates the Irish headlines.
Today's Budget dominates the Irish headlines.
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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #BUDGET 2018:  The government has promised to spend an extra €500 million to build 3,000 new social homes and €750 million to support commercial investment in housing.

2. #BUDGET 2018: All weekly social welfare payments are set to increase by €5 from March next year.

3. #BUDGET 2018: In an effort to force through better health practices, cigarettes, sunbeds and sugary drinks are all set to become more expensive.

4. #CATALONIA: Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont is set to make a major address about now (5 pm) when he may declare the region independent of Spain.

5. #ROAD TO RUSSIA: Irish football fans are coming down to earth (and back across the Irish Sea) after last night’s win over Wales put Russia in sight for the Boys in Green.

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