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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 things you really should know before you head out the door…

1. #RACE FOR THE ÁRAS: Fine Gael presidential candidate Gay Mitchell has said he would sign any bill presented to him as president – as long as he felt it was not in conflict with the Constitution. His comments came as he was questioned about his attitude to gay people, with Mitchell saying: “I am a person who doesn’t judge anybody.”

2. #ARRESTS: Four more people have been arrested over the murder of teacher and publican John Kenny, who was found dead in his Oughterard, Co Galway pub a week ago. The four, all men, are currently being questioned by gardaí after Romanian national Florin Fitzpatrick was charged with withholding information on Sunday.

3. #TERESA TREACY: More than a hundred people protested at ESB offices on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin today against the continued imprisonment of Teresa Treacy. Ms Treacy was jailed two weeks ago for refusing to obey a court order allowing the ESB and Eirgrid on to her land near Tullamore to construct overhead power lines.

4. #COURTS: Embattled Quinn Insurance will require around €738million from a State compensation fund in order to continue operation, administrators told the High Court today. Lawyers said the company was mindful of the burden it was placing on the taxpayer, but insisted the cost of winding it down would be far higher.

5. #THE SIMPSONS: Could this be the end of Springfield’s foremost family? A pay dispute could put an end to The Simpsons at the end of its current season – the 23rd of its marathon run – with reports suggesting that actors playing Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and many others are aggrieved at pressure to take a 45 per cent pay cut.

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