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Dublin: 8 °C Wednesday 29 January, 2020

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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

1. #VISIT: US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Ireland has been brought forward to Monday.

2. #BREXIT: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has responded to criticism of his decision to suspend the British parliament by saying that parliament has tried to deliver Brexit for three years but hasn’t succeeded.

3. #BEEF PROTESTS: The High Court has granted a permanent order against blockades by farmers protesting outside meat factories.

4. #LEAVING CERT: More than 9,000 students have appealed their Leaving Cert results – a 74% increase on the number in 2018.

5. #WEATHER: A rainfall warning for the west of the country will remain in place until tomorrow morning, as Met Éireann predicts that heavy rain will spread to all areas tonight.

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