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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Happy Pancake Tuesday. Have you had yours yet?
Happy Pancake Tuesday. Have you had yours yet?
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EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you really need to know before you head out the door…

1. #CRIME: A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of 16-year-old Melanie McCarthy-McNamara in Tallaght earlier this month. Gardaí have arrested a 23-year-old man who will appear at the District Court in the west Dublin suburb this evening. It is understood he will be charged with murder.

2. #PAYPAL: At least 1,000 jobs have been announced by the online payment company PayPal which is to set up in Dundalk. The new jobs will supplement the 1,500 jobs already created at its international headquarters in Blanchardstown. The jobs announcement has been widely welcomed by politicians today.

3. #DARREN SCULLY: The Former Naas Mayor Darren Scully has told TheJournal.ie that he feels like there is a “witchhunt” against him after he lost the Fine Gael party whip following his controversial remarks about African immigrants last November. Scully also complained about being reported to Gardaí by a Labour TD over his comments.

4. #GREECE: News of an agreement by eurozone finance ministers for Greece to receive its second bailout has been widely welcomed as the cost of borrowing for the single currency’s bailout fund fell. The European Financial Stability Facility issued raised just under €2 billion in bills maturing in six months time with demand outstripping supply in this morning’s auction.

5. #FORBIDDEN FRUIT: How does it feel… to know that New Order is playing the Forbidden Fruit music festival in Dublin this summer? The June bank-holiday weekend event will also include performances from Beirut, Andrew Bird, Mazzy Star and Death Cab for Cutie. The full line-up is here.

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