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The 5 at 5 5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you five things you need to know before you head out the door.

1. #ARMED ROBBERY: A substantial amount of cash was stolen from a security van outside a Lidl outlet and a post office worker was injured in a shooting in two unrelated Dublin raids this morning. A shot was fired at the post office in Walkinstown and a pane of glass shattered sending shrapnel into the eye of a staff member.

2: #AGGRAVATED BURGLARY: Three armed men wearing balaclavas entered a house in Bray in the early hours of this morning and took off with a number of items including paintings and jewellery. The occupants of the house were tied up and assaulted during the burglary but their injuries have been described as not serious.

3. #OUTSTANDING WARRANTS: Latest figures show nearly 124,00 Garda arrest warrants are still waiting to be executed across the country. Minister Alan Shatter said most warrants do not relate to violent or more serious offences which are given priority.

4. #HEROIN USE: Sinn Féin Councillor Maurice Quinlivan has said the heroin problem in Limerick city is getting worse after a 9 year old girl fell on a needle containing the drug. Quinlivan said the government needs to commit to solving the problem and taking on the gangs who deal the drugs.

5. #ON TRIAL: John Terry has been cleared of charges of racial abuse at Wesminster Magistrates in London this afternoon. Terry had maintained his innocence throughout the 5 day trial in which he was accuse of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers player Anton Ferdinand. The full ruling can be found here.

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