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The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.

1. #SPEEDING A judge in Kildare has issued a bench warrant for the arrest with discretion of TD Clare Daly over a motoring offence.

2. #BUDGET 2017 Developers have already started to lob up to €45,000 onto the price of houses following the announcement of the government’s controversial tax rebate for first-time buyers.

3. #INDUSTRIAL ACTIONS ASTI members have voted for industrial action – up to strike days – over pay conditions for younger teachers. It could lead to the closure of more than half of Ireland’s secondary schools.

Meanwhile, thousands of nurses will receive an extra €1,000 to €1,500 in next year’s pay due to the restoration of increments, Health Minister Simon Harris announced today.

4. #NOBEL SKYLINE Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

5. #TEA SHORTAGE Brexit could lead to a supply shortage on this island of Lyons tea, Lynx sprays, Hellman’s mayonnaise and other brands popular in Ireland. Here’s how.

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