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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #RTÉ: RTÉ has formally announced the end of its Prime Time: Investigates series, with two senior executives leaving their positions, as a result of inquiries into the ‘A Mission to Prey’ programme involving Fr Kevin Reynolds. The broadcaster has also convened an external board to examine personnel matters arising from the programme. Here’s the RTÉ statement in full.

2. #MINI-BUDGET: The government’s official budget advice body has suggested Ireland may need a mini-Budget to take another €400 million in tax increases and spending cuts, after warning that the original Budget’s expectations for economic growth will fall short of targets.

3. #EXCHEQUER: There has been some good news financially today, though – the latest exchequer returns show the government’s income up by almost a sixth in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, with increased income tax and corporation tax largely behind the increase.

4. #SNOW: Donegal has seen some snow today – and it could be set to hit other areas overnight. Met Éireann is warning of some bitterly cold temperatures tonight, saying snow will hit mountainous places while the rest of the country will see severe frost.

5. #EUROZONE: With all the discussion on fiscal compacts and the future of the euro, one 11-year-old Dutch boy has offered his thoughts on how Greece could safely leave the eurozone. His entry won a special notification from the organisers of the Wolfson Prize, who are looking for orderly ways for countries to leave the single currency. Here is the boy’s entry.

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