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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #PAYMENTS: Some 32,700 people will be affected this week by a computer problem at the Department of Social Protection. Payments like Jobseekers Benefit and JobBridge will go into recipients’ bank accounts one day late. The Department is insisting it’s a “one-off” issue.

2. #KATY: The inquest into the death in 2007 of model Katy French has recorded an open verdict, according to RTÉ. Two key witnesses changed their timing in relation to when they first became aware that the 24-year-old had become ill.

3. #BLAZE: A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a large-scale fire at an apartment block in Clondalkin in Dublin. Sixteen residents were rescued by emergency services at the scene of last week’s blaze but no-one was seriously hurt.

4. #JOBSWATCH: Internet security giant Symantec has announced 400 new positions for Dublin by the end of 2014. However, some bad news on the jobs front today too – around 500 jobs are at risk at Homebase Ireland after the company entered examinership.

5. #SEANAD: David Norris has said he’s happy to withdraw yesterday’s “intemperate remarks” made about Fine Gael’s Regina Doherty. Separately, FG Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has confirmed her opposition to the abortion bill.

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