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Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

1. #GREECE: Ireland is facing a hit on a total of around €200m if Greece is forced into a default. According to figures from the Central Bank, the State owns around €36m of Greek government bonds and the private sector has €165m of them. Irish banks have none and so won’t be exposed to any risk.

2. #BELFAST: Press photographer Niall Carson has told TheJournal.ie that he hopes to make a full recovery after he was shot in the leg last night. Carson, an award-winning photographer, was covering the sectarian riots in East Belfast last night when he was hit by gunfire.

3. #PAY CAP: Public expenditure Brendan Howlin announced this lunchtime that he will put a pay ceiling on the CEOs of semi-State bodies. However, even at a pay cap of €250,000, that is still the same wage earned by the Taoiseach and the next President of Ireland.

4. #TOENAILS: An ingenious test for osteoporosis has attracted €1.5 million in funding for an Irish company. More unusually, the test is carried out on a patient’s toenail clippings.

5. #GALLIANO: Designer John Galliano has gone on trial for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks at a Parisian café. The court has heard today that he is addicted to alcohol, sleeping tablets and Valium.

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