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

1 #REFERENDUM We don’t know how many paper cuts there are after the speedy counting of the ballots today, but one thing is for sure… it has returned a Yes vote. Check out our Liveblog to catch up on all the events of the day, or check out our entire referendum coverage.

2 #MCDONALD’S McDonald’s has been given the go ahead to open a restaurant in Dublin’s Temple Bar Square, but not without some conditions, including a midnight curfew.

3 #RAID Gardaí are looking for witnesses after a reported €14,000 was stolen during a burglary at a post office on Ormond Quay in Dublin. Two men made their getaway on motorcycles.

4 #SYRIA The UN’s human rights chief has said that full scale civil war is on the way in Syria after an emergency meeting of the Human Rights Council today. More than 100 civilians were killed in the last week alone

5 #ECB One of Europe’s most prominent banks has predicted that the European Central Bank will cut its main interest rates next week, in a move that will benefit thousands of mortgage holders.

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