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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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High five

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

1. #BUDGET 2015 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said that the Budget wasn’t “a series of smart-alecky tricks”. In an interview today, he also denied that the measures were a PR exercise.

2. #ROADS An 87-year-old man has died three days after being knocked out of his wheelchair by a white van during a hit-and-run in Cabra. Gardaí are seeking witnesses.

3. #UPROAR A UK Minister, Lord David Freud, is facing calls to resign after saying that it’s “not worth” paying some disabled people the minimum wage. Freud has apologised for his remarks.

4. #JAKE’S LEGACY Speed limits will be reviewed in residential areas by local authorities following a campaign by the family of Jake Brennan (6), who died after being hit by a car outside his family home in Kilkenny.

5. #EBOLA A second healthcare worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola. This person had treated a man who died from the virus. He is being cared for in isolation in hospital.

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