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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.
May 29th 2012, 4:53 PM 3,358 4

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

1. #COURTS: Sinn Féin has launched a last-minute High Court challenge against comments from the Referendum Commision that Ireland’s chance to veto the ESM has already passed. The case has been adjourned until 8pm tonight, when it is hoped that the Commission will attend. Keep an eye out for‘s Gavan Reilly’s report from the there later this evening.

2. #ITALY: The death toll from the earthquake that hit northern and central Italy this morning has risen to 15. Several buildings collapsed, having been weakened by the 6.0 quake that hit on 20 May.

3. #ABORTION: A majority of abortions requested by non-residents in Wales and England last year were carried out on women from Ireland. Figures for 2011 have shown that around 11 women per day travelled there from Ireland for terminations. It was a slight decrease on the numbers travelling in 2010.

4. #EVICTION BID: An attempted eviction of a council house tenant and her daughter in Dublin was halted today after intervention from a voluntary group and a local TD.

5. #POLITICAL PAY: Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has told that he is sticking to his vow of giving away half his TD salary to projects in his Roscommon-South Leitrim constituency. That includes a €9,000 donation to buy new road signs around Boyle.

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