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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. #SAVITA: Midwife Miriam Dunleavy has said that entries were added to the medical notes of Savita Halappanavar by the hospital’s internal investigation which followed her death, RTÉ News is reporting. The disclosure came during day two of the inquest into her death.

2. #BETHANY HOMES: Survivors from the Bethany Home in Dublin are to meet with the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter next week. The news came after Cork City Council decided to pass a Sinn Féin motion calling on the Government to provide a full apology to the surviving women and men of the Bethany Home and to immediately put in place a mechanism of redress.

3. #FINANCIAL REGULATOR: The head of financial regulation at the Central Bank, Matthew Elderfield, is stepping down from his position. In a statement, he said that he was returning to London to pursue other interests. Elderfield will officially step down in six months’ time and has informed the Central Bank that he will waive the €100,000 bonus that he’s entitled to.

4. #BAI: A proposal which would have forced news and current affairs broadcasters to compile a register of financial interests has been dropped from the final version of the broadcasting code. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) had included the proposal in a draft version of its new code for fairness and objectivity in news coverage. It has been dropped from the final edition, however.

5. #THATCHER: Margaret Thatcher, who died yesterday aged 87, is to be given a ceremonial funeral with full military honours. The funeral will be equivalent to those given to Princess Diana in 1997 and the Queen Mother in 2002. The ceremony, which will take place next Wednesday, April 17, will be televised but not opened to the public.

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