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Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you five stories you really should meet by 5pm.

1. #TERRORISM: Europe’s police unit Europol have said that Ireland makes the third highest number of arrests in relation to suspected terrorist activities in Europe. Only France and Spain made more arrests in such cases in 2010.

2. #STATE VISITS: Enda Kenny has confirmed in the Dail today that it cost the country around €20m to host the visits of Queen Elizabeth II and US President Barack Obama. The Garda Representative Association would probably argue that the money wasn’t spent on their members – the GRA general secretary has claimed that the “basic human needs” of some gardai were denied during their policing of the visits.

3. #BRAY FIRE: Wicklow County Council has been brought up on four charges relating to the death of two firemen in Bray in September 2007.

4. #UNDER COVER: Drug trafficking cartels are using submarines to transport cocaine to Europe according to UN officials.

5. #WIMBLEDON: Irishman Conor Niland is still in the game at Wimbledon. He won the opening set against Adrian Mannarino, but has work to do after being beaten in the second, and narrowly, in the third. is following every hop of the ball at Court No.17 on their liveblog.

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