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The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #STRIIIIIIIKE: Details of strike action at Irish Rail have been firmed up by the two unions involved, with plans for three-hour stoppages on two busy Fridays.

2. #POWER OUT: EirGrid has scrapped its Grid Link Project, which would have seen pylons built between Cork to Kildare. A ‘regional option’ will be pursued instead.

3. #ISLE OF WRIGHT: Police in the United Kingdom are still trying to identify a man weeks after his body was found washed up on a beach. He is believed to have had an Irish accent.

4. #SACREMENTO: An American who helped stop a terror attack on a train in French has been stabbed in the United States. Spencer Stone is in a stable condition, according to reports.

5. #THUMBS UP: Irish people will be the first to test Facebook’s new ‘dislike’ emojis.

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