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Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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EVERY WEEKDAY evening, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you should know about by 5pm.

1. #HACKING: James Murdoch is likely to be recalled by a British parliamentary committee investigating alleged phone hacking by the News of the World. A letter written by former NOTW royal correspondent Clive Goodman four years ago and published today claims the practice of phone hacking was widely discussed during the paper’s editorial meetings.

2. #HEART HEALTH: Irish people are being urged to treat the symptoms of heart attacks seriously. The Irish Heart Foundation says that of the 6,300 people in Ireland per year who suffer a heart attack, just half are brought to hospital by ambulance.

3. #EMPLOYMENT: A woman who was fired from a Dublin restaurant four weeks after notifying her employers that she was pregnant has been awarded over €14,000 in compensation by the Equality Tribunal.

4. #RIOTS: A man who says he has worked for NASA and the FBI says he was able to track a laptop stolen from his home during the London riots last week, leading to the recovery of the device and the arrest of one person. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Police chief said he had considered ordering social network sites to be shut down last week in order to prevent the coordination of attacks.

5. #ATM CARDS: Almost the entire Irish adult population has now registered for phone or online banking services, according to new data from the Irish Payment Services Organisation. The figures also show that Irish people withdrew more cash on average last year than people in any other EU country.

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