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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. #KEAVENEY: Former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney has been unanimously accepted into the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party.

2. #KIVLEHAN: The HSE has apologised to the family of Dhara Kivlehan, who died after giving birth at Sligo General Hospital in 2010. A settlement of €790,000 was agreed with the family.

3. #PHOENIX PARK: 27-year-old Ciarán Moran, originally from Rathsallagh in Shankill, has been charged with the murder of Gerard Donnelly in the Phoenix Park last Friday. The victim was found burned to death in the early hours of Friday morning

4. #ONE DAY: The latest rough sleeper count for Dublin revealed that 139 people were sleeping on the street last month, up 45 people since April this year. The Peter McVerry Trust reacted to the figures calling them disappointing and unacceptable.

5. #TOP-UPS: Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has insisted that the use of charitable donations by certain health agencies to top-up the salaries of executives “will be dealt with” and “is being dealt with”.

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