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Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY evening, brings you the five things you should know at 5pm.

1. #PROTEST: One man disrupted rail services in the midlands today after chaining himself to a railway bridge in Athlone to protest proposed cuts to emergency services at Roscommon Hospital.

2. #COURTS: In a landmark ruling, the High Court has awarded €400,000 in damages to a woman who was sexually abused by her Irish dancing instructor for seven years from the age of 12. It’s the first time that any court in Ireland has awarded damages over post-traumatic stress disorder.

3. #PHONE HACKING: The parents of murdered children Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman have been contacted by police investigating claims of the News of the World’s involvement in phone hacking. UK police are already investigating allegations that the phone of schoolgirl Milly Dowler, murdered in 2002, was hacked by the paper. Her family is launching legal action against the publication.

4. #BOSNIAN WAR: The Dutch state has been found responsible for the deaths of three Bosnian Muslim men during the Srebrenica massacre of thousands of men and boys in 1995. The appeals court ruled that Dutch UN troops should not have handed the three men over to Serb forces.

5. #HACKED: Bad news for Sony Music Ireland and Apple today: both have been hacked. Sony Music Ireland’s site was hacked earlier and three stories claiming that members of Dublin band The Script had died were posted online. Meanwhile, the Anonymous group claims it was responsible for hacking a surveying site run by Apple.

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