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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 17 October, 2019

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Five kite-surfers at Dollymount Beach, Dublin
Five kite-surfers at Dollymount Beach, Dublin
Image: Photocall Ireland

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

#TRAVEL: There’s been significant travel disruption today as a result of last night’s storm. Some flights were diverted or delayed, there were reports of trees down on routes around the country, and Dublin’s Pearse Street Station was closed because of roof damage.

#POWER: ESB Networks crews have been out all day reconnecting homes in the wake of the bad weather. As of this afternoon, electricity had been restored to 55,000 properties, with another 15,000 still awaiting a return to normal service.

#STABBING: A 22-year-old man was said to be in a stable condition in hospital this afternoon after being stabbed in the early hours of the morning in Tipperary. A man in his 30s has been arrested.

#NGO GOAL has pulled out all of its international staff from South Sudan, amid spiralling violence in the African nation. The last of the 25-strong team were evacuated from the country on Monday, CEO Barry Andrews confirmed today.

#SALES: Retailers say yesterday’s St. Stephen’s Day sales were the busiest since the start of the recession. According to representative body Retail Excellence Ireland, most retailers who opened their doors yesterday reported sales were up by over 20 per cent on last year.

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