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Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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EVERY AFTERNOON, TheJournal.ie brings you the five things you really need to know at 5 o’clock.

1. #NEW ZEALAND: The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed the identity of the second Irish man who died in last month’s earthquake in Christchurch as JJ O’Connor, 40, who was originally from Co Kerry.

2. #INDEPENDENTS: Sixteen Independent TDs have agreed to form a technical group to allow them speaking rights in the 31st Dáil. Three nominated speakers will rotate the opportunity to pose questions during Leader’s Questions. Just three Independents have abstained from joining – Michael Lowry, Michael Healy-Rae and Noel Grealish.

3. #PREGNANCY: A woman who works in customer service in Leinster was subjected to abuse from a manager after she became pregnant, which included being told she had a condition “not a f**king illness”, according to the UNITE trade union.

4. #LIBYA: Libyan opposition leaders are claiming that Muammar Gaddafi is working on a deal to step down as the country’s leader.

5. #WOMEN’S DAY: If you’re interested in celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day tonight, here’s a list of special events planned for this evening.

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