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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.

1. #REFERENDUM: The Government has announced that the long-awaited vote on children’s rights will be held on Saturday, 10 November. Enda Kenny said the full wording of the referendum will be revealed tomorrow.

2. #HOUSEHOLD CHARGE: Minister Phil Hogan told the Dáil today that although he did not ask city and county councils to link the payment of college grants to compliance with the household charge, he supports their efforts in doing so.

3. #JOBSWATCH: Makers of the FIFA video games, EA, provided good news to the west today as it announced plans to expand its presence in Galway and create 300 new jobs.

4. #POLICE DEATHS: Two unarmed police officers have died in a shooting in Greater Manchester. PC Nicola Hughes (23) and PC Fiona Bone (32) were carrying out “routine” duties when they were shot by wanted man Dale Cregan.

5. #CANNOLI CRIME: A Kildare man has agreed to perform 50 hours of community service and undergo substance abuse evaluation after being found guilty of larceny in the US. Robert McTernan got himself into the sticky situation after robbing an Italian pastry from a Boston bakery last week. The 25-year-old from Newbridge has also been ordered to stay away from the scene of the cannoli crime.

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