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The Five Lamps on the North Strand Road in Dublin during the 1970s.
The Five Lamps on the North Strand Road in Dublin during the 1970s.

EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.

1. #ATHLONE: A two-year-old boy was taken from his Roma family and placed into care in Athlone last night before being returned to them this morning. In a similar case in Dublin, DNA tests are currently being carried out on a seven-year-old girl taken from a Roma family in Tallaght.

2. #PRICE HIKES: Fares on buses, trains and the Luas will all cost more from next week after price increases were approved by the National Transport Authority.

3. #MEDICAL CARDS: A six-year-old girl with Down syndrome and additional health problems had her medical card removed before it was reinstated following numerous complaints.

4. #HSE: The Health Service Executive is predicting an end-of-year deficit of €105 million which could yet rise further according to RTÉ.

5. #ONLINE: Facebook have reversed an earlier decision and have removed a controversial beheading video on the site but insisted their policies have not changed.

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