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The 5 at 5 Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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

1. #HIGH WATER: Heavy rain has led to extensive flooding in a number of counties with junior minister Brian Hayes saying additional funds will be needed to repair the damage.

2. #BINGE DRINKING: The family of a 19-year-old who died taking part in the ‘neknomination’ drinking game has made a public appeal for young people to end the craze now.

3. #JOBSWATCH: There were 40 new jobs announced in a pharmaceutical plant in Athlone, another 50 at a call centre in Cork and almost 140 at a new pharmaceutical production site in Connemara, according to RTÉ.

4. #STINKY: Minister Joan Burton’s department spent almost €4,000 investigating smells in 2011. The foul odours were sniffed out in offices in Mayo and Cork.

5. #MEOW: A man in France has appeared in court accused of throwing a four-month-old kitten into the air and uploading a video of it onto his Facebook page.

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