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The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #SAVITA: The Health Information and Quality Authority has announced that it is to investigate the death of Savita Halappanavar. Earlier today Health Minister James Reilly held a meeting with the woman’s husband at a hotel in Galway which lasted about 45 minutes.

2. #TRAGEDY: The body of a man has been found off the coast of Dollymount beach in north Dublin. The body was discovered on Wednesday afternoon by the Coast Guard and Gardaí have now confirmed the man’s identity.

3. #MICHAELA MCAREAVEY: The McAreavey and Harte familes have taken a civil case for damages against a Maurition newspaper that published pictures of the Irish woman’s dead body. According to reports, the family should get an estimated €370,000 for suing the Mauritius Sunday Times and its editor.

4. #ABORTION: The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has said that it has now received in the region on 300 complaints over automated calls being made to Irish people about the country’s abortion laws. The DPC has said the calls may be coming from outside the jurisdiction which could make it harder for anything to be done about it.

5. #BANK RAID: Two men who robbed the College Green branch of Bank of Ireland in Dublin yesterday made their getaway by hijacking a taxi, Gardaí said today. The raiders were both armed and made away with a sum of money.

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