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Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

EVERY WEEKDAY evening,TheJournal.ie brings you five stories you should check out by 5pm.

1. #NURSING HOMES Elderly residents at a south Dublin nursing home were allegedly physically and verbally abused by some of their carers. Rostrevor House Nursing Home was taken over by the HSE on Friday after the Health Information and Quality Authority carried out an inspection and reported abuse to the Gardaí.

2. #EDUCATION Education Minister Ruairi Quinn says that third-level students may have to bear the burden of more fees. Quinn says that he doesn’t want to bring fees back but that the country’s financial situation may mean that charges may have to be passed onto students. Meanwhile the first full day of Leaving Cert 2011 has just concluded with English Paper One and Home Economics, Scientific and Social out of the way.

3. #BAILOUT The Irish taxpayer has paid out more than €7 billion bailing out unguaranteed bank bondholders so far. Figures released by the Central Bank reveal the payments, which are not strictly required under the government’s Bank Guarantee Scheme.

4. #BODY A man in his 30s is still being questioned by Gardaí after the body of a man was found in a barrel near a farm in Cappabeg, Co. Clare. The State Pathologist’s Office says he died from head injuries.

5. #iOFFICE Apple boss Steve Jobs has announced plans to build “the best office building in the world”. He’s going to house 12,000 Apple employees in one four-storey circular building in Cupertino, California. The new HQ will be built on the site of an old Hewlett Packard plant.

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