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The 5 at 5: Monday

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. #GOING GOING GONE: The chief executive of the Central Remedial Clinic Brian Conlon has resigned following the controversy over fundraising money being used to pay salary top-ups of senior staff. In a statement, Conlon said he hoped the CRC will now start afresh with a clean slate.

2. #JOBSWATCH: Some good news on the jobs front: the University of Limerick is to create 290 full-time jobs in a major new expansion, while two multinational companies are creating 68 news jobs in Dublin and Cork.

3. #STAND-OFF: Gardaí have given the all-clear following an incident in which a man threatened to jump off the roof of a building in Dublin city centre after a stabbing in a nearby hostel. Train service  have now resumed after being suspended, and commuters have been advised to expect delays.

4. #NARCOLEPSY: The HSE has said it will not withdraw support offered to sufferers of narcolepsy who have taken a case against the State for its use of the swine flu vaccine, after a letter was sent to families telling them their medical expenses would no longer be reimbursed.

5. #MANDELA: The BBC received more than 850 complaints from viewers after it interrupted a repeat of Mrs Brown’s Boys on BBC1 to bring news of the death of Nelson Mandela last Thursday, The Guardian reports.

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