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Take 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

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EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five stories you really should check out before 5pm.

1. #HSE: Health Minister James Reilly oversaw a completely bloodless coup today by getting the twelve  members of the HSE board to step down. He says that the board structure itself will be entirely dismantled by the end of the year.

2. #JOBS FOR THE GIRLS: Remember how Fianna Fáil emerged from General Election 2011 without a female TD to its name? Female Fianna Fáilers have had more luck in the Seanad elections, which are still appointing new and reappointing veteran senators this afternoon.

3. #MOROCCO: At least 14 people have been killed after gas canisters exploded in a café in the main square of Marrakesh. Some of the casualties are feared to be tourists but the Department of Foreign Affairs says it has no reports that any Irish people were caught up in the horror.

4. #NIGHTCLUBS: The body which represents nightclub operators here says the industry has been decimated and 600 jobs lost in three years because of a government-imposed licence fee.

5. #PRAMHATTAN: An Irish-American woman has given birth in the back of a New York taxi. Aoibheann Sweeney and her Dublin-born lesbian partner Inez Murray are planning to bring their newborn boy Finn on his first trip to Ireland shortly.

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