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Dublin: 5 °C Thursday 24 January, 2019

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. #BREXIT: The government needs to “seriously ask” whether a withdrawal agreement is possible at all if there is no significant progress by June on the “backstop’’ in the Brexit treaty, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.

2. #CARDIAC ARREST: The Coast Guard has airlifted a man off the top of Blarney Castle after he suffered a cardiac arrest today.

3. #POST OFFICES: An Post has reached a new deal with its postmasters that will see no compulsory closure of post offices.

4. #HOMELESSNESS: The latest homelessness figures have shown a reduction in the number of rough sleepers.

5. #COURT: A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a man charged with murdering his nephew’s friend with a butcher’s knife.

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