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The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock.

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

1. #IT’S TIME: The new Dáil convened today for the first time – with the election of the Taoiseach the main item on the agenda for the 158 TDs.

2. #OFF THE RAILS: Luas drivers announced four more days of strikes for 2, 3, 23 and 24 April.

3. #SETTLED: The husband of Savita Halappanavar settled his medical negligence case against the HSE out of court.

4. #NEW BOSS: Fianna Fáil TD Seán Ó Feargháil has been elected as Ceann Comhairle of the 32nd Dáil this afternoon in a secret ballot.

5. #HEAL-ECTRIC PICNIC: The Healy-Rae brothers had a mini concert outside the Dáil today.

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