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Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

1. #MURDER The man shot in a caravan park in Donabate, Co. Dublin yesterday has died in hospital. Michael Taylor, 53, was shot several times by two gunmen at the Hands caravan park and died this morning. Meanwhile a murder investigation has been launched after a man’s body was found in Cappabeg, Co. Clare.

2. #BAILOUT 2? Finance Minister Michael Noonan says that Ireland has enough cash to see us through until 2013 at least. He says the bailout package should last that long, and that Ireland will then be in a position to return to the markets.

3. #PRIEST A former Irish priest has appeared in court in Dublin today after being extradited from America on Sunday. Patrick McCabe is facing ten charges of indecent sexual assault in the seventies and eighties. He was handed over to Gardaí in San Francisco on Sunday night.

4. #SKYPE Skype says it is “continuing to address today’s problem” after users across the world complained about having trouble signing in. The company says Skype will manually reconnect when it’s able to do so and that the situation is improving.

5. #ONE MORE SLEEP The Leaving Cert 2011 gets underway tomorrow and it’s reported today that the number of students sitting the higher level Maths paper may reach an all-time low this week. Only 18.8 per cent of the total exam class are registered to take Honours Maths, and this number is expected to drop on exam day. Meanwhile, here’s nine Leaving Cert facts you may not have known.

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