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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 19 April, 2018

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #SAVITA: Three members of the team investigating the death of Savita Halappanavar have been removed from the team, it was announced by Taoiseach Enda Kenny today. The HSE is currently in the process of identifying suitable replacements in the relevant clinical disciplines.

2. #BUDGET: Sinn Féin announced its alternative recommendations for the upcoming budget on 5 December today.  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said that it was their “strong view” that citizens had ‘had enough’ following the previous five budgets. This publication is said to build on the jobs plan that they launched last year.

2. #MARKETS: France has been stripped of its coveted AAA credit rating by Moody’s credit agency – which won’t please those irritated by The Economist’s cover last week.

4. #CROKE PARK: The Government has asked the country’s trade unions representing public workers to attend negotiations where they will discuss how to achieve greater savings under the terms of the Croke Park deal.

5. #DUBLIN AIRPORT: An off-duty pilot was called upon to land a Lufthansa flight at Dublin Airport this morning when the flight’s co-pilot became incapacitated with a migraine. Listen to air traffic control during the incident here.

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