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The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #DUNNES STORES: An application to wind up one of Ireland’s largest retailers, Dunnes Stores, will be heard in the Commercial Court on 14 December. RTE News reports that the application was brought because of an unpaid debt of €21 million and the case has been expedited because of its significance to the 18,000 employees in the company.

2. #CORK: A man in his mid-forties died in Garda custody in Cork this morning. The man became ill in Midleton Garda station this morning and was taken to hospital where he died a short time later. The matter has been referred to the Garda Ombudsman and they have launched an investigation.

3. #ARREST: Two men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Declan O’Reilly which occurred on the South Circular Road in Dublin in September this year. Both men are in their mid 20s and are being held at Kevin Street and Kilmainham Garda Stations.

4. #NO CONFIDENCE: Despite fresh calls for Health Minister James Reilly to resign, the Dáil cannot hear another motion of no confidence in him until March, it emerged today. Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin told RTE Radio this morning that his party would move another motion of no confidence in the Minister as soon as procedures would allow it while Sinn Féin also has intentions to table a motion.

5. #EXPLOSION: An Army Bomb Disposal Team has carried out a controlled explosion on a quantity of an unstable chemical found in a secondary school laboratory in Cork today. The chemical, Dinitrophenylhydrazine, was found to be unsafe at the lab in Sacred Heart Secondary School in Carrignavar, Co Cork with Gardaí requesting a Defence Forces team to deal with the matter.

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