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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Group of five dogs
Group of five dogs

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.

1. #MENTAL HEALTH: A report into mental health services in Ireland has revealed a lack of appropriately-trained nurses and wards “not suitable for residents”. Most of the hospitals evaluated were found to be largely compliant with regulations, but several errors were highlighted.

2. #ROBBERY: A 44-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a robbery at a post office in Enfield, Co Meath last Friday. A 19-year-old man appeared in court last week in connection with the incident.

3. #COMPLAINTS: The incoming vice president of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation told delegates at the union’s annual conference that ‘unfounded parental complaints’ were leading to an increased workload for teachers.

4. #JOBS JOBS JOBS: The home security monitoring provider PhoneWatch announced that it is more than doubling its workforce in Ireland by creating 230 jobs in Dublin, Cork and ten other regional offices around the country.

5. #HOW TO DO IT: Fine Gael has produced a video aimed at helping election candidates “get down to business quickly” when canvassing in the run up to 23 May.

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