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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #HSE: A seven-year-old girl who was living with a Roma family in Dublin has been taken into the care of the HSE following a tip-off to gardaí. The girl is described as having blonde hair and blue eyes with the adults living in the property maintaining the girl was their daughter.

2. #PROTEST: Thousands of people have joined a demonstration by pensioners outside the Dáil today as part of a protest against a variety of cuts outlined in last week’s budget.

3. #POLITICIANS’ PAY: The Government has published new legislation that will cut an allowance received by politicians by 10 per cent and abolish severance payments to current and future ministers.

4. #CHILD SAFETY: Sensitive information about a young teenager who was found in a distressed state outside the GPO recently was accidentally sent to a member of the public along with a photograph.

5. #ONLINE: Facebook have defended a change in their policy that allows users to post graphic violent content to their site.

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