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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL The Government has confirmed that the Children’s Hospital will be built in and around St James’s Hospital in Dublin. The hospital will be finished by the end of 2017 or early 2018, and a total of €400 million in funding from the government will be made available for its construction, with the balance from Lotto funding.

2. #BUDGET 2013 The Budget 2013 announcement will be held over a single day this year, unlike last year’s two-day declaration. The budget is set to cut €3.5 billion in both taxes and spending cuts.

3. #FOOD SAFETY October 2012 saw the highest number of enforcement orders served on Irish food businesses in one month in 10 years. The Food Safety Authority’s chief executive expressed his concern at the high level of non-compliance, and said that inspectors found illegal, unhygienic or unsafe foods in the businesses.

4. #IRISH WATER Customers are unlikely to face disconnection for unpaid water charges, Bord Gais said today. The company’s chief executive said that hard-up households who fall into arrears on their water charges will not have their connections cut off.

5. #DART A woman was injured after being struck by a DART train at the Dun Laoghaire station last night. She was seriously injured, and it took the emergency services around 40 minutes to free her from under the train after she was struck while on the tracks. It is believed she may have lost her hands in the incident.

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