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

1. #2013 LOCKOUT: Around 150 people took part in a protest at the Dáil aimed at blocking politicians from entering Leinster House. Gardaí said they had a “sufficient presence” to deal with the demonstration.

2. #AGENDA: As the new Dáil term commenced, the Government published the list of bills it expects to publish by the end of the year, including laws to extend free GP care and regulate sunbed use.

3. #REMAINS: A second crime scene is being examined by gardaí investigating the death of Elaine O’Hara. It was confirmed yesterday that the remains found in the Dublin Mountains at the weekend were those of the 36-year-old.

4. #PRODIGAL SON: Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said TD Peadar Tóibín won’t be allowed to return to the party fold until next year. The deputy voted against the abortion legislation at the start of the summer.

5. #STAY CLASSY: Viewers of BBC news were left baffled as a newsreader clutched a stack of printing paper during a live broadcast. Simon McCoy had meant to pick up an iPad before going on air, and just “went with it”.

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