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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

The 5 at 5
The 5 at 5

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

1. #BANKERS: Three former top bank officials – John Bowe, former head of treasury at Anglo Irish Bank, Peter Fitzpatrick former finance director at Irish Life and Permanent (ILP) and Denis Casey, former chief executive of ILP -  have been charged with conspiracy to defraud €7.2 billion.

2. #COLLAPSE: A roof covering in Kent Railway Station in Cork has collapsed resulting in at least one person being injured.

3. #HSE: The 2014 national service plan for the HSE was published today announcing €619 million in cuts, with the medical card probity figure dropping to €23 million.

4. #STORM: Met Eireann have issued a “status red” warning as parts of the country are being hit by severe winds and stormy weather today.

5.#SEX ABUSE: Ian Watkins, the former lead singer of Welsh rock band Lostprophets, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for a string of child sexual offences including the attempted rape of a baby.

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