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Middlesex's Toby Roland-Jones appeals successfully for the LBW of Nottinghamshire's Michael Lumb for a first ball duck.
Middlesex's Toby Roland-Jones appeals successfully for the LBW of Nottinghamshire's Michael Lumb for a first ball duck.
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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. #BAILOUT: The Troika has kindly recommended that Ireland be given seven more years to repay its European loans. It is understood that a proposal is now being prepared and will be put to the Eurozone’s finance ministers when they meet in Dublin this week.

2. #WELL HOLY GOD: An analysis of online users of various torrenting websites has found links between internet users in the Vatican and downloads of explicit adult material. The downloads mostly relate to TV shows like the US drama Chicago Fire and the supernatural British series Lightfields but also included several adult titles.

3. #COLD CASE: Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a 65-year-old man in connection with the attempted murder of a prison officer in 1977. The man, who was arrested in Belfast this morning, is being questioned at the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim Police Station.

4. #CHILDREN: Ireland has ranked the 1oth best place in the world to be a child in a new UNICEF report. 86 per cent of Irish children said they were happy with their lives though the country still has one of the largest child poverty gaps in the world.

5. #GHOSTBUSTERS: A team of ghostbusters on Co Clare are hoping to catch a glimpse of Enda Kenny’s grandad who was the principal keeper of the Loop Head Lighthouse from 1933 to 1934. The group has said that the lighthouse “still holds a lot of residual energy in its walls”.

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