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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

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. #WORK: Eurozone unemployment has hit a record high of over 16 million people. Meanwhile, job creation in Ireland remained in negative figures in 2010, according to data released today by the Central Statistics Office. The CSO also released a report today which said that although women are more highly qualified than men, they earn less and are under-represented on decision-making bodies.

2. #REFERENDUM: The final text of the fiscal compact agreed during last night’s EU leaders’ summit in Brussels may allow Ireland to ratify the agreement without holding a referendum on the issue because of the inclusion of a clause which said that the proposed ‘debt brake’ need not be added to the constitution. As an aside, check out what some of you thought Nicolas Sarkozy was doing to Enda Kenny in this photo from the summit.

3. #COSTA CONCORDIA: The search for bodies on board the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia has been called off today by Italian authorities over concerns about the safety of rescue workers. Sixteen people remain unaccounted for since the ship ran aground off the Tuscan coast on 13 January.

4. #SUED: Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is being sued for using the song Eye of the Tiger during his campaign. The band member who wrote and performed the song made famous by Rocky has filed a lawsuit over its use by Gingrich’s team.

5. #FAIR CITY: A lot has changed in Ireland over the past quarter-century – check out how Dublin city differs from today in this video sent in by TheJournal.ie reader Ronan Mooney featuring of a tour of the capital in 1988.

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