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The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five 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. #DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Women’s Aid has accepted a donation of €5,000 from a man who beat up his girlfriend, despite calls for them to turn it down. The man (21) admitted two charges of seriously assaulting his girlfriend, but could avoid a criminal record by making the donation.

2. #SWINE FLU A boy from Northern Ireland has been diagnosed with swine flu and transferred to hospital in Glasgow for treatment. It is not yet clear how the primary school boy picked up the virus, although his family recently travelled outside the country.

3. #REHAB The CEO of charity network the Wheel has said that every day that goes by until Rehab discloses its CEO’s salary, “dreadful damage” is being done to the charity sector. Deirdre Garvey said that “you shouldn’t have to have the PAC dragging information out of people”.

4. #JOBS The High Court has appointed provisional liquidators to wind down Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin, putting 328 jobs at risk. The hospital’s staff have been advised to report for duty over the coming days while the liquidator discusses the details of the wind down.

5. #INDIA Thirteen men appeared in court today over the alleged gang-rape of a woman in India. They were remanded to police custody to help police investigate the incident, in which a woman (20) was assaulted for being in a relationship with a Muslim man.

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