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The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

The 5 at 5
The 5 at 5

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

1. #NAMA: The National Asset Management Agency is to appear before the Public Accounts Committee tomorrow to answer questions over allegations that former NAMA officials gave confidential information to individuals who should not have received it.

2. #TODDLER DEATH: A report into the death of two-year-old in Cork finds that procedure wasn’t followed in relation to dispatching an ambulance to the scene in May.

3. #WATER: In the Dáil today, Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan criticised the decision to charge people in Castlerea for water that is contaminated with cryptosporidium before challenging the Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd to drink a glass of water he described as “glorified piss”.

4. #PAYMENTS: St Vincent’s Hospital have told the HSE that they will not disclose payments to senior staff because of data protection issues.

5. #BONDHOLDERS: The former head of the IMF mission to Ireland said that it was “unfair” to make taxpayers pay for the support of banks while paying unguaranteed bondholders.

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