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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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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. #SHOOTING: Gardaí investigating the fatal shooting of a man at a ‘cash for clothes’ business earlier this month have arrested three men today. The suspects are being detained across Dublin. Gintaras Zelvys was shot several times inside a commercial premises in Rathcoole.

2. #JUNIOR DOCTORS: The government has indicated that it will ask doctors to give them an extra year to meet the EU’s rules on working hours for junior doctors. The Working Time Directive was due to be in place in Ireland by the end of 2013 – but the IMO says the Government now wants to commit to implementing the rules, limiting the working week to 48 hours, only by the end of 2014.

3. #SYMPATHY STRIKE: SIPTU workers at Dublin Bus and Iarnród Éireann are to be balloted on whether to pursue a sympathy strike with their colleagues at Bus Éireann. Talks at the Labour Relations Commission between the bus company and its employees – who oppose a €5m cost-cutting plan that would cut overtime and allowances – are continuing.

4. #PUBLIC PAY: Meanwhile, the talks on a possible replacement to the failed Croke Park 2 pay deal are also continuing. Brendan Howlin has today said the government will accept union-specific deals if it can’t reach a full, over-arching agreement – but that the government is working on legislation to cut public pay unilaterally, in case there’s no deal at all.

5. #STUART HAZELL: The man who yesterday admitted murdering a 12-year-old London girl – then hiding her body in his partner’s loft for over a week – has been sentenced to a minimum of 38 years in jail. Stuart Hazell escaped a whole-life sentence because the trial judge could not determine whether his killing of Tia Sharp was sexually oriented or pre-meditated.

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