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

1. #HOUSE OF CARDS: The cabinet finally got reshuffled today. Leo Varadkar replaced James Reilly as Minister for Health, while Pat Rabbitte was left considering his political future after being dropped from cabinet entirely.

2. #ONE DIRECTION: The Taoiseach and Tánaiste laid out a new agenda in major speeches to the Dáil. Jobs, tax cuts, and social housing are the big issues. Here’s what they had to say.

3. #GAZA: The death toll in Gaza reached 100 today, despite an earlier offer from President Obama to help negotiate a truce.

4. #ROAD DEATHS: Two men were killed today after the cars they were driving collided on the N2 in County Monaghan.

5. #MURKY WATERS: A controversial American church is on its way to Ireland for a “water purification event”, involving a bleach-like liquid which they claim can cure cancer, malaria and AIDS.

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