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The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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EVERY WEEKDAY evening, TheJournal.ie brings you the five things you need to know at 5pm.

1. #WALLACE: The Ceann Comphairle has called on the Dáil’s committe on members’ interests to consider carrying out an inquiry into “the issues raised” by Wexford TD Mick Wallace’s admission that his company had deliberately under-declared VAT.

2. #CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL: The Minister for Health James Reilly has received the report of the review group assessing options for the location of the new National Children’s Hospital. Reilly said today that he will consider the report before the government chooses where the hospital should be based.

3. #SYRIA: United Nations observers in Syria have arrived at the town where a massacre was recently reported. Meanwhile, activists claim that Syrian troops have been heavily shelling a rebel-held neighbourhood in Homs. International envoy Kofi Annan has called for greater pressure to be applied to Syria to end the violence.

4. #HOUSEHOLD CHARGE: Almost a thousand householders have had their Household Charge payment rejected because they had been submitted late and without the related penalty fee.

5. #PHEW: An Irish fan who accidentally left his Euro 2012 tickets at Dublin Airport will be reunited with them later this evening. Dublin Airport took to Twitter earlier today to say people interested in buying the tickets should stop contacting them. The tournament is due to kick off this evening in Poland, and Trapattoni has been in a reflective/optimistic mood ahead of Ireland’s involvement this weekend.

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