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Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

1. #100days The Taoiseach says there will be no rise in income tax in the next budget. He’s joined Eamon Gilmore in highlighting the coalition’s achievements – and failings – after 100 days in office.

2. #JOBS: The seasonal unemployment rate has been revised downwards for the first three months of 2011 to 14 per cent –which has mostly undone the surprising surge from late last year.

3. #TEACHERS: Secondary school teachers have been informed that they will soon receive unexpected visits from the Department of Education. Up until now, post-primary school teachers were given advance warning of an inspection.

4. #iPHONE: Apple is considering developing new technology that would prevent iPhone users from filming at live events, it has been revealed today.

5. #FACEBOOK JUROR: The British juror who contacted a defendant on Facebook during a trial has been given an eight month prison sentence for contempt of court. Joanne Fraill, 40, admitted that she had communicated with Jamie Sewart, 34, while Sewart’s case was being heard – leading to the collapse of the multi-million pound drug trial last week.

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