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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 22 March, 2018

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Ciaran Mulroy Centre Park Road Cork A succession of trees lie fallen in the wake of Storm Ophelia on Centre Park Road in Cork city Source: Ciaran Mulroy

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #OPHELIA: The mammoth ex-hurricane has been battering Ireland with a vengeance since early this morning. We’re covering the entire event in our liveblog, while 360,000 customers across the country are currently without electricity.

2. #TRAGIC: Three people have lost their lives thus far as a direct result of Storm Ophelia.

3. #CLOSED: All schools will remain closed tomorrow, while here’s a list of the shops and businesses currently closed as a result of the storm.

4. #RIP: Irish comedian Sean Hughes has died at the age of 51.

5. #TORN ASUNDER: Here’s a taste of the huge damage that Ophelia has been dealing out across the country.

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