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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 18 October, 2018

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Image: Los Mininos via Flickr

Every weekday evening, brings you the five things you really need to know by 5pm.

1. #RONAN KERR: A man has been arrested by police detectives investigating the death of PSNI officer Ronan Kerry in a car bombing in Omagh last Saturday. The funeral of Constable Kerr took place today in Co Tyrone and mourners were told by Cardinal Sean Brady that his murder was “an evil deed”.

2. #CORRIB: Three out of the four Garda associations to which members of the force belong have now condemned the ‘rape’ remarks captured on a video camera during the Corrib pipeline protest. Both men and women’s lobby groups have also joined in the uproar against the comments which are now the focus of two investigations.

3. #DUBLIN: The results of the Your Dublin Your Voice survey have just been released. It seems we like the Luas, the Dublin Bikes scheme, Dubliners, free cultural venues and the cosmopolitan nature of the place. We’re less positive about litter, dodgy cycle lanes, the lack of joined up thinking in public transport – and someone is suggesting that we build a park to put all the drug addicts in.

4. #IVORY COAST: Forces loyal to the Ivory Coast would-be president Alassane Quattara stormed the residence of Laurent Gbagbo – meanwhile, Reuters is reporting that negotiations led by the UN and France to get Gbagbo to go have failed.

5. #SUGAR AND SPICE: The key to familial happiness? Have two daughters, says a study. Not one, not three, not two and a son. Two girls. It works for Obama.

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