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The 5 at 5: Friday

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

1. #CAVAN Gardaí are investigating the death of a man in Cavan, after a body was discovered in a house in Bailieborough around noon. The area has been sealed off for technical and forensic examinations and the State Pathologist has been notified.

2. #COMPLAINTS The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has upheld four out of five complaints made against the TV3 show Psychics Reading Live. The authority said that four shows broadcast during the summer were in breach of their broadcasting code. On one occasion, the committee found that the show did not comply with the restriction on discussions concerning health matters.

3. #AOIFE PHELAN Portlaoise local Robert Corbet has been charged with the murder of Aoife Phelan. The 24-year-old appeared in court this morning to hear the charges and was then taken to Cloverhill Prison. He will remain in custody until the next hearing on 15 November.

4. #SCREENING The Cystic Fibrosis Association has welcomed the granting of licences to two clinics for embryo testing. This is the first time in Ireland authorisation has been granted for such fertility treatments and screening procedures. The tests will screen for cystic fibrosis as well as abnormalities that can cause miscarriages and IVF failure.

5. #BREIVIK Anders Behring Breivik has complained about what he called “sadistic” Norwegian prison conditions. He is serving a 21-year sentence for killing 77 people in a bomb blast in Oslo and a shooting spree on the island of Utoya in 2011. He complained that he has to go through “degrading” naked security checks daily, that his cell is too cold and officers are “unwelcoming”.

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