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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 five things you need to know before you head out the door…

1. #SIT-IN: Staff at the Vita Cortex company are continuing their sit-in at the Cork plant in their bid to secure outstanding redundancy payments. A SIPTU delegation visited the 32 workers today in a show of support against the “gross injustice…perpetrated by an employer”.

2. #EMIGRATION: As the New Year approaches many people are packing their belongings and leaving Ireland for job opportunities. Their destinations include some obvious choices such as Australia, Germany and Canada but more unusual locations are cropping up, including Albania, Cyprus and Israel.

3. #CLEAN PUTIN: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is adamant that the upcoming Presidential election in which he is running will be transparent and fair. However, he stopped short of allowing a rerun of the fraud-tainted parliamentary election which saw his United Russia party maintain a majority.

4. #I DON’T: Sinéad O’Connor has revealed that her 16-day-long marriage has come to an end. The singer has only lived with her husband for seven days and she said the relationship was undone by the behaviour of people in his life, as well as a “wild ride” on weed the night they tied the knot.

5. #RTÉ: The National Broadcaster is to open up its wealth of video and photographic archives from 1 January to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Here’s a sneak peek down Donnybrook’s memory lane:

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