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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

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. #INAPPROPRIATE: Junior minister John Halligan has been named as the politician who asked a civil servant job candidate whether or not she was married with children in her interview.

2. #TENSIONS: On his 13-day trip to Asia, Donald Trump has warned North Korea ‘not to underestimate us’.

3. #FITNESS TO TEACH: A teacher has been accused of putting sellotape over fifth class students’ mouths in Ireland’s first ever Fitness to Teach inquiry.

4. #GANG FEUD: A man suspected of a number of killings is among four people arrested in relation to a botched murder attempt by the Kinahan drug cartel.

5. #THE EIGHTH: The Eighth Amendment committee has heard that ‘Europe is watching Ireland and waiting’ with regard to the State’s abortion laws.

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