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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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

EVERY EVENING, brings you the five big news stories you need to know.

1. #LOUTH: A suspected case of BSE, commonly known as mad cow disease, was discovered.

2. #RIVER SHANNON: A teenage boy died after getting into difficulty swimming in the river.

3. #INSPECTION: Concerns have been raised about a care centre for people with intellectual disabilities after a report found one resident was chemically restrained on 13 occasions.

4. #RIP: Actor Christopher Lee passed away, age 93.

5. #AUSTRALIA: This couple have vowed to get divorced if same-sex marriage is legalised.