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The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Image: Shutterstock/Nadezhda Zaruchevskaia

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

1. #ECB: Central Bank governor Philip Lane has been withdrawn as a candidate for the role as vice-president of the European Central Bank.

2. #THE NORTH: Leo Varadkar is due to meet Sinn Féin leadership to discuss the ongoing impasse around bringing back a working Assembly to the North. Meanwhile, the DUP’s Arlene Foster has called on Westminster to pass a budget for Northern Ireland.

3. #TRUMP: US president Donald Trump has signalled his support for efforts to improve a national system of background checks for gun purchases in the wake of the Florida school shooting.

4. #THE REGENCY: The Regency Hotel shooting trial has been further adjourned this morning after the Special Criminal Court heard that material in the case has presented some “unprecedented conundrums”.

5. #PTSB: Lead opposition party Fianna Fáil has said that the sale of distressed loans by Permanent TSB should not go ahead.

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Cormac Fitzgerald

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