This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 6 °C Saturday 29 February, 2020

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Image: Shutterstock

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

1. #CRISIS: Last year was the worst on record for hospital overcrowding in Ireland. 

2. #AUSTRALIA: A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales and prime minister Scott Morrison has been criticised for his government’s response to the wildfires. 

3. #PROPERTY: The cost of buying a home in Ireland has flatlined, with the average price for a house around €267,000 nationally. 

4. #JAKARTA: At least 30 people have died and thousands were forced to flee as severe flooding and landslides hit Indonesia’s capital.

5. #BELFAST: Talks to restore power-sharing at Stormont have resumed, with a snap election expected if a deal is not reached by 13 January. 

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel