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The 5 at 5: Thursday

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

1. #KATIE TAYLOR: The country is celebrating after Irish boxer Katie Taylor won a gold medal in the lightweight women’s boxing final at the Olympic Games – if you didn’t see the bout, catch up with the action on the live blog over at TheScore.ie.

2. #TAP WATER: A nightclub in Monaghan is refusing to serve tap water because its management believe that it “promotes drug use”. Bottled water can still be purchased, however.

3. #HIGH EARNERS: A report from the revenue commissioners has shown that Ireland’s highest earners paid more tax in 2010. The additional €52.2 million was gained by those who were earning over €400,000 paying an average of 30 per cent in tax.

4. #BOLIVIA: The family of Michael Dwyer, the man who was shot dead in Bolivia in 2009, have met UN officials in Geneva to seek their support, with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin saying that “The Bolivian government has serious questions to answer about the actions taken on the night Michael was killed and since.”

5. EDUCATION COSTS: The latest Consumer Price Index from the CSO has shown that the cost of education has increased by 10 per cent in the year since July 2011.

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