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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. #OFF THE RAILS: Irish Rail staff are to go on strike on five dates in November and December.

2. #BRIANSTORM: Local authorities are preparing for floods and falling trees ahead of Storm Brian, warning people to avoid coastal areas this weekend.

3. #COMING HOME: Ibrahim Halawa is expected to return home to Ireland on “Sunday or Monday”, according to Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.

4. #UNRESOLVED ISSUES: The Sinn Féin Mayor of Derry has refused to meet Prince Charles, while the royal visits flood-hit communities of the county.

5. #JENALISA: A fish box from a boat that sank off Waterford over 21 years ago has washed up on a beach in Clare after Storm Ophelia.

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