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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Image: See-ming Lee 李思明 SML via Flickr/Creative Commons

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

1. #GUILTY: John Dundon has been found guilty of the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick in November 2008 and sentenced to life in prison. Dundon sat listening to headphones in the Special Criminal Court as he was convicted of the murder of Geoghegan, who was shot dead in a case of mistaken identity.

2. #DRUGS BUST: A police video has emerged of 20-year-old Irish woman Michaella McCollum Connolly and Scottish teenager Melissa Reid being questioned about 11kg of cocaine allegedly found in their luggage in Peru. In the video, Reid can be heard telling the interviewer that she was forced to take the bags with her and she did not know they contained drugs.

3. #RYANAIR: Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has defended the company after a Channel 4 documentary revealed the concerns of some of the airline’s pilots over safety procedures. The Irish Aviation Authority has also said it is “disappointed” with the programme which it said could undermine the public’s confidence in air transport.

4. #DÁIL RECALL: Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly’s plan to recall the Dáil for a debate on transplant legislation looks unlikely to go ahead following a letter sent from the Chief Whip’s office to all TDs which states that the move would be “redundant”. The Seanad is already set to reconvene next week to discuss the legislation.

5. #NEW YORK: The body of a 20-year-old Irish student has been recovered by authorities in New York after he went missing while rafting at the weekend. The Department of Foreigh Affairs is offering assistance to the man’s family.

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