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Five newly qualified Garda Reserves at Templemore today
Five newly qualified Garda Reserves at Templemore today
Image: Photocall Ireland

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…
Dec 12th 2013, 4:47 PM 10,232 9

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

1. #CRC: Members of the Public Accounts Committee said they would press ahead with plans to compel the former CRC Chief Executive to appear before the panel — however this is unlikely to happen before the New Year.

2. #IRA: The European Court of Human Rights has ruled the the Special Criminal Court did not violate the rights of a man convicted of IRA membership.

3. #NEW RECRUITS: “An important day for the force”: Alan Shatter officially confirmed the start of the new garda recruitment campaign. Around 100 men and women are expected to enter Templemore next year.

4. #LIFE’S A GLITCH: Ulster Bank has been hit with another technical problem, just a week after it resolved an issue that saw thousands of customers unable to access their accounts online.

5. #BAD SIGNS: The sign language interpreter at the Mandela memorial who was branded a ‘fake’ over his confusing hand signals has said he was experiencing a ‘schizophrenic episode’ at the time.

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