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The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #WEATHER Flooding has abated in some parts of the country, but has left damaged homes, footpaths and cars in its wake, as these photos from our readers show.

2. #BLAZE Two women in their 20s have died following a house fire in Donegal. Emergency services were alerted to the fire when a man who was in the house managed to escape and raise the alarm at 11am.

3. #NAMA NAMA has raised €16.5 billion since 2010. The bad bank raised €5.8billion of that in 2013, and currently has over €2 billion worth of assets on sale through different channels.

4. #JAILED An Irishman has been jailed over a car crash in Perth that killed two Irish backpackers. Eamonn Driver was sentenced to almost three years in prison for the crash that killed Colm Reilly and Kiara Duncan.

5. #GERMANY One person was killed and eight were injured after a WWII bomb exploded in Euskirchen, near Bonn in western Germany. The blast wave could be felt for several kilometres.

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