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

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

1. #NORTHERN IRELAND: A Northern Ireland prison officer has died after being shot at in his car as he drove to work in Armagh this morning. Justice Minister Alan Shatter has described the killing of the officer as “brutal and barbaric”.

2. #MISSING: Police in North Wales who have been searching for missing vet Catherine Gowing say they have found human remains in a shallow pool in a field in Flintshire. Catherine’s family have been informed of the find and a post mortem is due to be carried out on the remains later this evening.

3. #BANKS: More than 16,000 Bank of Ireland customers have had to have their mortgage restructured while 120 have had their homes repossessed, the CEO of the bank has told an Oireachtas committee. Richie Boucher also defended his salary of more than €600,000 before the committee, saying that he had taken a salary reduction in 2009.

4. #DISABILITY: More than 13 per cent of the population – almost 600,000 people – have a disability, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office.

5. #HUG A HOODIE: A large crowd of dedicated teenagers braved the cold weather to be among the first to enter the Abercrombie and Fitch store in Dublin’s city centre, which opened its doors earlier today. Here’s what it looked like.

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