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The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you should know as you head out the door…

1. #SOCIAL WELFARE: Minister Joan Burton has published the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2012 which will provide for stricter eligibility conditions for the receipt of the One-Parent Family Payment, reducing the maximum age of the youngest child to just seven-years-old.

The proposed legislation will also give greater powers to inspectors at airports and ports across the country to detect and combat welfare fraud.

2. #RIP: Founding member of The Dubliners and much loved banjo player Barney McKenna died suddenly at his home this morning. Tributes to the 72-year-old folk musician have poured in today, while many have been enjoying the magic of his solo performances.

3. #STABBINGS: A man has died and a second man was injured following a stabbing incident at a house in Tullamore this morning. Gardaí in Cork are also investigating two stabbings at Blackrock in the early hours of the morning.

4. #HACKING: Sky News has admitted to hacking into the email accounts of members of the public on two occasions – but says that it did so “in the public interest”.

5. #KONY 2012: A sequel to the viral video Kony 2012 has been released by its creators Invisible Children. The 20-minute film called Kony 2012: Part II – Beyond Famous looks at the work being done on the ground in Uganda.

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