The 5 at 5 5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #DEFAULTERS The Revenue Commissioner has published the latest list of tax defaulters. It yielded €114.62 million in settlements between April and June this year. Model and TV presenter Glenda Gilson made a settlement for €73,000. There were also three settlements of over €1 million on the list.

2. #BICYCLE Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has proposed Ireland’s first cross-country cycle route. He wants the 209km bike lane to stretch from Dublin to Galway, and said it could also be used by walkers. If enough funding is secured, the Minister said he would like to see the route built in a few years.

3. #RATOATH Raiders threatened staff in a cash-in transit van with a hammer during an attempted robbery in Ratoath, Co Meath this afternoon. One shot was fired by the suspects, who left the scene in a white van. No-one was injured and no money was stolen. Gardaí are investigating and are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

4. #BAILOUT Ireland may be given more favourable terms on its EU-IMF bailout, the head of the group of Eurozone finance ministers has said – but only after a deal is first reached on sharing its banking debts.

5. #PROTESTS Egyptian leaders have called off a nationwide protest against a film that mocks Islam’s Prophet Mohammed. The Muslim Brotherhood had called for demonstrations across Egypt but has withdrawn these calls “in light of the events of the past two days”, during which many clashes and protests took place. Meanwhile, around 5,000 protesters in the Sudanese capital stormed the embassies of Britain and Germany over the film.

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