EVERY WEEKDAY evening, TheJournal.ie brings you the five things you should know by 5pm.
1. #JOBSWATCH: A total of 145 new jobs were announced today. SourceDogg.com and and Datalogic ADC said they will create 110 technology jobs in Galway and Dublin, while junior minister Lucinda Creighton revealed that Western Union would add 35 staff positions in Clonskeagh.
2. #COPYRIGHT: Minister of State Seán Sherlock has launched an online questionnaire to gather responses to his department’s review of Irish copyright law. The Copyright Review Committee is tasked with identifying barriers which hinder innovation in Irish businesses.
3. #FIRE: Merrion Row in Dublin’s city centre was closed for a time earlier today as fire services tackled a blaze which broke out at Bang Restaurant.
4. #BAILOUT: Ratings agency Moody’s has said it expects Ireland to need a partial second bailout in 2013. Meanwhile, Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar has warned that if Ireland fails to ratify the EU fiscal compact treaty, access to bailout funds will not be guaranteed.
5. #CATS: A protest has taken place outside the Dáil as cat lovers campaign for more feline protections to be included in the forthcoming Animal Welfare Bill.