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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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

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

 1. #TREVOR DEELY: Excavation work has begun at a site in Chapelizod, Dublin, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Trevor Deely in December 2000. Gardaí recently received fresh information on Trevor’s disappearance.

2. #TICKETING SCANDAL: Sports Minister Shane Ross has criticised former Olympic Council of Ireland chief executive Pat Hickey for failing to engage with an investigation into the Rio Olympics ticketing controversy. Hickey has responded by saying the report contains a number of inaccuracies.

3. #PHONE BAN: Politicians are to be banned from taking and making phone calls while in the Dáil chamber. However, under the new rules, they will still be allowed to send text messages and use social media.

4. #ORGANISED CRIME: Two men have been remanded in custody after being charged with conspiring to murder a Dublin man.The men were arrested on last week by gardaí targeting organised crime in Dublin.

5. #RACISM: A campaign has been launched to try and tackle racism on public transport. The campaign, which is in its fifth year, is the work of the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and Transport for Ireland.