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The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

1. #GARTH: Croke Park residents who previously opposed the Garth Brooks concerts are now saying they’re willing to facilitate them.

2. #CONFLICT: Fighting continues between Israeli forces and militants in Gaza with more than 70 Palestinians killed since Tuesday.

3. #VIOLENCE: Acting Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan said the rise in homicides this year is “attributable to domestic or familial” rather than organised crime.

4. #CANNABIS: Alex White confirmed he’ll sign off on a medical marijuana product within days.

5. #ANTHONY LYONS: A rape support network criticised a judge for allowing a civil payment made to a victim to be disclosed in the appeal of her attacker.

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