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The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 'If I had achieved what I have but in another sport... I wouldn't have to look at what job I'm going to be doing' Underappreciated This post contains videos

'If I had achieved what I have but in another sport... I wouldn't have to look at what job I'm going to be doing'

Ahead of next week’s European Championships, Jason Smyth discusses the pros and cons of being the fastest Paralympian on the planet.

'Morale is on the floor': Defence Forces to be paid just €44.78 per day for extra work during Pope visit

Soldiers have to provide assistance when requested to do so, but groups say they are not being compensated adequately.

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Man charged over €252k drug, tobacco and cash seizure as part of clamp down on Limerick gangs

A man in his 50s is due before Tralee District Court today.

Tipperary library user racks up €971.65 fine after returning book 53 years late

The book was loaned out for 19,433 days before it found its way back to the library.

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died aged 76 RIP

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died aged 76

The singer had pancreatic cancer.

No criminal charges to be brought over man shot dead in mistaken identity case

Martin O’Rourke was shot in the head in broad daylight on 14 April 2016.

High Court orders occupiers of house in Dublin's north inner city to vacate by 8am tomorrow

The judge granted injunctions requiring persons unknown to vacate and cease trespassing at one of seven properties owned by a pension plan.

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Snug life: How Ireland fell in love with the pub snug (and 5 of the experts' favourites)

Now you can explore the Titanic shipwreck from your living room

The Irish company behind the game previously created a VR recreation of the 1969 moon landing.

Gardaí probing Deirdre Jacob murder identify a number of potential search locations

Officers from the Garda cold case unit this week upgraded the case to murder.

Man (22) arrested after two guns and crack cocaine seized in Ballyfermot

Armed gardaí assisted in the raids earlier this morning.

From The42 And the new! TJ Doheny dethrones Iwasa in Tokyo thriller to become world champion Immortality

And the new! TJ Doheny dethrones Iwasa in Tokyo thriller to become world champion

TJ Doheny edged a thriller in Tokyo to achieve a piece of Irish sporting history.

Blow for Sligo as 165 jobs to go at GSK manufacturing site

Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin called it a “very disappointing announcement for Sligo”.

With 131 days to go, Brown Thomas has officially opened its Christmas shop in Dublin

Christmas trees and festive decorations will be on sale at the store until the end of the year

Bonfire in Northern Ireland featuring names of murdered police officers condemned

The bonfire was set alight on Wednesday night.

Here's what to expect from the new RTÉ autumn season

Some new and old shows will be on your screens.

Gardaí investigating alleged rape of inmate in Midlands Prison

The man has given a statement to gardaí.

Family who spent night in garda station offered three-bedroom apartment on trial basis

Margaret Cash and six of her children spent the night in Tallaght Garda Station last week.

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Westmeath

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

Judge rules sufficient evidence to allow Kim Jong Nam murder trial to continue

The judge said the evidence presented in court since the trial started in October pointed to a “well-planned conspiracy”.

'Get out of my room': 35-year-old neo-Nazi censured by father in livestream with fellow white supremacist

Jason Kessler initially claimed the person shouting him was a “drunk roommate”, but later admitted it was his father.

Man arrested after 46 people overdose at park in Connecticut

No deaths were reported, but officials said two people suffered life-threatening symptoms.

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Man (27) dies after car he was travelling in hits ditch in Co Westmeath

An 18-year-old woman was also seriously injured in the incident.

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Poll: Should the contraceptive pill be available for free without prescription?

Fianna Fáil has added to calls to make the pill more freely available.

New Zealand passes law banning sales of homes to most foreigners

The law comes after the Prime Minister vowed to make housing more affordable before her election last year.

Trump under fire for blacklisting former CIA director who said he lacked 'decency'

Former secretary of state John Kerry accused the US President of “personal petty politics”.

Just 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities.

From The42 'In a semi-final, you don’t see the Cork from Munster Championship. It seems to be their graveyard round' Breaking Through

'In a semi-final, you don’t see the Cork from Munster Championship. It seems to be their graveyard round'

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín can’t figure out why Cork are struggling at the All-Ireland semi-final stage but he knows they will be back.

Vatican's child protection chair Sean O'Malley withdraws from World Meeting of Families event

He was due to chair a panel on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults on 24 August.

'I escaped hell': Lorry driver describes narrow escape as rescue efforts continue in Genoa

The Italian government has said that the tragedy “could have been avoided”.

Over 200 US news organisations launch #EnemyOfNone campaign against Trump

The newspapers will have editorials about the importance of an independent media and a social media hashtag #EnemyOfNone.

Ryanair and pilots fail to reach agreement after marathon 12-hour talks

After five days of strikes, talks between the union and the airline remain at an impasse.

'Paddy Cosgrave was wrong to invite Le Pen - and wrong to use Northern Ireland in his justification'

David McCann, an expert on the politics of peace, can not equate Marine Le Pen with the stakeholders of Northern Ireland.

The European demand for avocados has African farmers planting overtime

Kenyan farmers say that managing avocados is easier than coffee.

Fingal Council asks private developers for views on plan to deliver 1,000 homes

The site includes a recreational and educational hub.

Attempt to stop Georgian house being replaced with 'crude and insensitive' apartment block

Campaigners say the possible demolition of Curragower House is “completely unwarranted”.

Hundreds of customers still in dark as Click.ie is up and running again

The website reappeared online last week.

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