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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door for the day.

1. #ANGLO TAPES: The Central Bank has said it will not be carrying out any further investigation into the Anglo Tapes after it reviewed the recordings amid allegations that Anglo Irish Bank executives deliberately misrepresented its financial position to get money in 2008.

2. #CRIME: Crime has fallen in most categories over the past 12 months, but dangerous driving leading to death is up by 25 per cent, according to the latest crime figures released by the Central Statistics Office.

3. #TRIAL: Michaella McCollum Connolly has indicated she will plead guilty when she appears before a court in Peru today on trial on suspicion of attempting to smuggle 11 kilos of cocaine out of the country.

4. #INVESTIGATION: Swiss police are carrying out an investigation into the death of an Irish man in Neuchâtel, saying they do not yet know if it was murder or an accident. Patrick Broderick was stabbed between the neck and shoulder in his apartment.

5. #YOUNG SCIENTISTS: Three secondary school students from Cork have won first prize in the biology section of the EU competition for Young Scientists in Prague. The teenagers represented Ireland after winning the BT Young Scientist prize earlier this year for their project on the effects of bacteria on plant germination. Congrats!

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