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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #BREXIT: A post-Brexit trade deal can be struck within days, Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said. 

2. #JANUARY: The final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes will be published next month.

3. #PAYMENTS: The government voting against a motion to pay student nurses and midwives has been described as “cold-hearted” and a “betrayal” that won’t be forgotten.

4. #WHITE-COLLAR CRIME: An Garda Síochána and other investigating agencies are to be given greater powers to tackle economic crime and corruption.

5. #CLAIMS: Sinn Féin said claims made by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar that he has been targeted by supporters of the party with racist and homophobic abuse are “without any foundation”.

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