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The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home.

1. #QUESTIONING: Gardaí are continuing to question a woman in her 40s over the death of 2-year-old Hassan Khan in Dublin. Separately, a man in his 20s is still in custody after a petrol bomb attack on a house in Waterford left three children injured.

2. #SINN FÉIN: Mary Lou McDonald has defended Gerry Adams amid allegations that he was part of a cover-up of sexual abuse in the IRA in the late 1990s. Maíria Cahill has claimed that the IRA failed to report her alleged rape by a prominent republican figure.

3. #CEASEFIRE: More than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in April are expected to be released after Nigeria’s government reportedly reached a deal with the rebels.

4. #COURTS: A court has ruled that a Catholic priest who claimed joint ownership of a house he shared with his former partner is entitled to a 27% share of the property, RTE reports.

5. #IT’S NEVER OVER: Garth Brooks has confirmed that he will definitely not be playing any gigs in Ireland next year, despite some reports to the contrary. That’s that, then.

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