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Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’ clock.

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

1. #HACKING Rupert Murdoch and his son James have appeared before a committee of MPs to answer questions on the News International hacking scandal, with the former calling it the “most humble day of his life” and denying responsibility, saying he was “let down”. You can watch live here. Former News International head Rebekah Brooks is next to face questioning this afternoon. UPDATE 4.55pm Hearing suspended after someone attempted to attack Rupert Murdoch.

2. #CAR CHASE Gardaí have been involved in a car chase between Roscommon and Athlone which involved squad cars chasing a 20-year-old man the wrong way down the Galway to Dublin dual carriageway.  The car crashed into a ditch and the driver was arrested.

3. #DEPORTED Nigerian woman Pamela Izevbekhai and her two daughters were deported from Ireland this morning after marathon legal dispute which ultimately ended in the European Court of Human Rights upholding a decision by the Supreme Court here that she should not remain in this country. She had claimed that her daughter had died from female genital mutilation and that her two living daughters faced the same fate.

4. #ABUSE One of the victims who suffered abuse at the hands of Donegal caretaker Michael Ferry has spoken out and asked why Ferry was allowed to remain working at a school in Derrybeg after his conviction for sexual assault in 2002. Twenty-four-year-old Derek Mulligan has said that coming forward is the best thing that’s ever happened to him, and wants to know if there’s more to the story.

5. #STRAUSS-KAHN The mother of the French author who has accused former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of rape, has said that she had sex with him 11 years ago. Anne Mansouret says says she had “consensual but brutal” sex with Strauss-Kahn in Paris in 2000, three years before her daughter Tristance Banon alleges he raped her.

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