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The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #PLASTIC: The European Commission has proposed that single-use plastics such as straws, cotton buds and cutlery be banned across the European Union.

2. #SINNED: Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran has said that voting Yes in the Eighth Amendment referendum was “a sin” and those who did so should consider going to confession.

3. #FAIR CITY: Actor Patrick Fitzpatrick, (Zumo Bishop on Fair City), who punched and bit his former partner has been spared a jail sentence.

4. #ABORTION LEGISLATION: The government will wait to determine if it’s possible to have abortion legislation before the Dáil ahead of the summer recess.

5. #WATERFORD ASSAULT: A man has been released without charge after being arrested in connection with an assault outside a nightclub in Waterford in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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