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

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

1. #LONDON 2012: Katie has done it again. The Irish boxer will contest her first Olympic final after defeating Mavzuna Choerieve earlier this afternoon. Day 12 also saw success for Cian O’Connor who secured a bronze medal in the individual showjumping event after hitting the last fence in a silver medal jump off with Gerco Schroder of Holland. has the full round up of Day 12 so far.

2. #OVERTIME: Two out of three workers do unpaid overtime in order to cope with their workload, according to figures from Peninsula Ireland. 76 percent of people said they work an average of 65 minutes extra  month and just under half said they feel their overtime is not acknowledged by their boss.

3. #CARS: According to new figures the number of cars licensed in Ireland last month dropped by more than 10 percent compared to the same month last year. The most popular car licensed in Ireland last month was Volkswagon followed by Ford, Toyota and Renault.

4.#DRILLING: The latest survey from exploration company Providence Resources has indicated that there could be another significant oil or gas find off the coast of West Cork in Drombeg. Last month it was announced that Providence had struck oil at Barryroe off the south Cork coast. The company suggested that there was as much as 1.6 billion barrels of oil at Barryroe.

5.#RELIGION: Less than half of the Irish population say that they are religious putting Ireland 43rd in a poll carried out in 57 countries. The last time the poll was carried out in 2005, 69 percent of people said they were religious – the second biggest drop after Vietnam in those claiming to be religious.

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