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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 27 January, 2020

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Image: 5 running track via Shutterstock

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you hit the road.

1. #MOMENT OF TRUTH: Nearly 57,000 hopeful young women and men got their Leaving Cert results today. Here’s everything you need to know about the big day

2. #FÁILTE RÓIMH: Ireland is to take in “a small number” of Iraqi families seeking refuge from a “potential genocide” in the country’s Kurdish region.

3.  #TWO BECOME ONE: Independent News and Media has announced voluntary redundancies will result from a planned merger of the Evening Herald and Sunday World.

4. #LOCKDOWN: Security in the town of Ferguson, Missouri has been stepped up to an extraordinary degree, in reaction to protests and looting after an 18-year-old unarmed black man was shot dead by police over the weekend.

5. #COYGIG: Ireland’s women are taking on England in the semi-final of the rugby World Cup. Kick-off is 5pm, and you can follow the whole thing live right here.

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Dan MacGuill

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