EVERY WEEKDAY evening, TheJournal.ie brings you the five things you need to know by 5pm.
1. #BACK TO THE MARKETS: The National Treasury Management Agency has announced the sale of long-term Irish government bonds for the first time in nearly two years.
2. #GOAL: John O’Shea is to step down from his role as chief executive of the aid organisation GOAL after the settlement of his High Court action, according to RTÉ. The action was aimed at stopping the board of GOAL from suspending him or removing him from his position.
3. #GCHAT: If you’re a Google user did you notice Gchat was down today? You weren’t alone. Google’s latest update states however that the service should be restored, while now it seems like it’s Twitter’s turn to have problems.
4. #FARES: CIE has confirmed that it’s seeking fare increases for Iarnród Éireann, Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann for next year – maybe as early as January 2013.
5. #COLORADO: Nearly $300,000 has been raised for one of the victims of last week’s Colorado shooting, who lost his eye at the Aurora movie theatre.