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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.

1. #ABORTION: TDs will have their first chance to vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 this evening. Opposition TDs have tabled 89 amendments to the proposed legislation, some of which could lead to fundamental changes in how the final Act will look.

2. #ANGLO TAPES: The governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan today expressed his anger on hearing conversations between Anglo Irish Bank executives in the lead-up to the banking crisis, describing it as “hugely embarrassing”. In an interview, Honohan stressed that the Central Bank was not aware of the tapes’ content before it was published.

3. #SNOWDEN: Fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has submitted asylum request to 19 more nations, including Ireland, it emerged today. Most countries, including us, have rejected his request but Bolivia and Venezuela have both said they would consider an asylum application from the whistleblower.

4. #DRUGS: Two men have been arrested in Dublin after the discovery of cocaine worth about a quarter of a million euro yesterday evening. The drugs were found at a flat in Rathmines and the two men in their 20s are currently being held by gardaí.

5. #AND THE WINNER IS…: The winners in the Ireland’s Best Kept Town competition were announced today with the overall prize going to Best Kept Village Castlecoote in Roscommon. Towns in Kildare, Tyrone and Fermanagh also bagged awards in the competition.

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