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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #ABORTION: The report by an expert group on abortion into how Ireland should react to the European Court of Human Rights ruling in the A,B and C versus Ireland cases in 2010 has been published today. The report outlines options for dealing with the European court ruling on abortion and Health Minister James Reilly said that there will be a decision on which option to implement before the end of next month.

2. #SELLAFIELD: A radioactive leak at Sellafield would have “no health effects in Ireland” according to a report on risks to Ireland of an accident at the nuclear site. Minister Phil Hogan has said the country should remain vigilant over Sellafield to ensure work to decommission the site is safe.

3. #PROTEST: A group representing taxi drivers has called for them to join a protest against the government’s review of the fare structure. Tiomanai Tacsai na hEireann said the government has “ignored” taxi drivers and failed to address substantial issues of the industry.

4.#BAILOUT: Independent TD Thomas Pringle has lost his European Court of Justice challenge to the legality of the permanent European Union bailout fund. The court ruled that the European Stability Mechanism is lawful, clearing the way for the multi-billion euro bailout fund to come into force next year.

5.#DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A group providing frontline services to women and children affected by domestic violence has recorded a massive leap in demand for its refuges. Safe Ireland revealed that nearly 8,000 women and more than 3,000 children received support last year.

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