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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. #PROFOUND: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed his ‘profound regret’ that comments made in New York could have been seen as being derogatory regarding the Irish media.

2. #THE M28: A €220 million motorway between Cork and Ringaskiddy has been given the green light.

3. #SPACEY V PEARCE: Actor Guy Pearce, who starred in LA Confidential with Kevin Spacey, has said that Spacey behaved in a ‘handsy’ manner on set of the Oscar-winning movie.

4. #RECORD BREAKER: The current heatwave is breaking records – 24 of Ireland’s 25 weather stations will experience absolute drought from tomorrow.

5. #BACKLASH: The actor who played Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels has told how the fan backlash towards the character made him contemplate suicide.

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