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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. #SAVITA The draft report into the death of Savita Halappanavar has not answered the question as to why she died, her husband Praveen’s solicitor Gerard O’Donnell said today. He said that he hoped to meet with obstetrician Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, who chaired the team who carried out the review on behalf of the HSE, to determine why Savita was treated as she was.

2. #CORK Four people (two men and two women) were assaulted during an aggravated burglary in Cork city in the early hours of this morning, with two people currently being treated in hospital for their injuries. Two men are being held by gardaí in connection with the burglary.

3. #EDUCATION Education Minister Ruairí Quinn was heckled by teachers holding up red cards when he addressed the annual conference of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation in Cork today. He told the teachers he knows the Croke Park Agreement proposals were “very challenging” for them, and he awaits the outcome of their ballot in two weeks’ time.

4. #UNEMPLOYED The number of unemployed people in the Eurozone is the highest since records began. The level of unemployment sits at 12 per cent, the same as last month. The total number of jobless people in Europe stands at 19.071 million.

5. #MANSLAUGHTER A couple have been found guilty of the manslaughter of six children in a house fire last May. Mick and Mairead Philpott were found guilty in Nottingham Crown Court today but denied all charges against them. The fire is believed to have been started using petrol.

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