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5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

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

1. #CROKE PARK: The association representing Garda sergeants and inspectors has withdrawn from government talks over the proposed extension of the Croke Park pay deal. AGSI General Secretary John Redmond told TheJournal.ie that his union were “totally gone and done”, saying proposals to cut Garda allowances were tantamount to pay cuts and were therefore intolerable.

2. #BODY: The office of the State Pathologist has been called after a body was found in a woodland area in Co Wicklow. The body was discovered in woods shortly before 11am this morning. RTÉ reports that the body was found fully-clothed and says there are indications that the victim may have been shot.

3. #HORSE BURGERS: Agriculture minister Simon Coveney has said the most recent round of tests on samples from the Silvercrest Foods plant in Co Monaghan show no sign of horse DNA in raw materials sourced from Ireland. Over 130 samples are being tested, but Coveney said results would not be released until each sample had been independently checked in laboratories both in Ireland and abroad.

4. #ROADS: A woman in her 20s has died in Co Mayo following a three-vehicle crash. The car she was driving was involved in the collision with a minibus and a truck at about 1:10pm on the N5 between Castlebar and Swinford.

5. #HOSPITALS: The Mater Hospital has deferred the planned relocation of its emergency department – because of fears that its temporary closure could put further strain on other overworked A&E wards. The ward was due to relocate to close at midnight tomorrow night, ahead of a move to Eccles St, but the move has now been postponed until further notice.

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