EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.
1. #RIP: Former Fianna Fáil advisor and director of elections PJ Mara has died.
2.#FRANCE: One person has been left ‘brain-dead’ and five others have been hospitalised after a French drug trial went wrong.
3. #RIVER ISLAND: A student who was thrown out of the shop in Dublin’s Ilac Centre has received €7,500 in damages.
4. #OSCARSSOWHITE: The hashtag is trending again as, in a similar manner to previous years, white actors dominate the Academy Award acting categories.
5. #DONEGAL: A 20-year-old man has been found guilty of the rape and sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl, committed when he was 15.