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

1. #DOCTORS: Ireland’s first junior doctors’ strike in a quarter of a century started today with pickets at 51 hospitals across the country. At the Mater Hospital in Dublin, some of the doctors explained why.

2. #BUDGET 2014: Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that the Budget adjustment of tax increases and expenditure cuts will be slightly more than €2.5 billion, rather than the planned €3.1 billion.

3. #CHILDREN: The HSE has announced the closure of a children’s high-support unit in Monaghan after evidence of “systematic bullying” of children, as well as two assaults, was found.

4. #GALWAY: A man is being detained by gardaí after he barricaded himself inside his home with a can of petrol on Sunday night. It is understood that a domestic dispute had taken place earlier that evening.

5. #TOBACCO: The European Parliament has voted for a compromise deal that will see health warnings on tobacco covering 65 per cent of packaging and a ban on menthol cigarettes. However MEPs rejected a proposed ban on slim cigarettes.

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