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

1. #DEBT DEAL: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted that EU policy towards a deal on Ireland’s bank debt remains the same despite a statement from the finance ministers of Finland, the Netherlands and Germany last night which appeared to rule out any prospect of breaking Ireland’s banking debt from its sovereign debt.

2. #HOGAN: Environment Minister Phil Hogan is under pressure today after it emerged that he wrote to some constituents assuring them that a Traveller family would not be moving into their area. Hogan has denied any wrongdoing but that didn’t stop him from hanging up on a local radio station, an act not limited to him as we’ve been looking at.

3. #PROPERTY PRICES: Residential property prices have risen slightly in August but the situation in Dublin is not as good as it is across the country according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.

4. #REFERENDUM: Finance Minister Michael Noonan has called on RTÉ to reconsider its policy of giving both Yes and No sides equal airtime during the Children’s Rights Referendum saying that it seemed ” very peculiar” to give a “non-existent set of opponents” an equal amount of airtime as almost all political parties and NGOs who are advocating a Yes vote will get.

5. #MOON RIVER: Singer and renowned crooner Andy Williams has died. He was 84 years’ old and died at his home in Missouri following a battle with bladder cancer, his agent said. The singer is famous for songs like Moon River and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and here are a few more of his famous tracks.

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