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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 biggest stories of the day.

1. #CATALONIA: Catalan MPS have voted to declare independence from Spain and proclaim a republic.

2. #RIP: Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice has died aged 43.

3. #CENTENARY: Theresa May wants to honour the first woman elected to the House of Commons next year – which is the Irish Republican Countess Markievicz.

4. #IMPEACHMENT: UCD Students’ Union President Katie Ascough has been overwhelmingly impeached following a row over the publishing of abortion information in a student handbook.

5. #NOTORIOUS: Conor McGregor has withdrawn from several planned media appearances and interviews in the run-up to the world premiere of a new documentary about him.

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