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5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you hit the road.

1. #ALLEGATIONS: Sir Cliff Richard has said historic claims of a sexual nature made against him, and involving a then 16-year-old boy, are “completely false”, as police searched one of his properties in England.

2. #UNFAIR: The Derek Mooney show on RTE Radio 1 was wrong to broadcast an episode that supported same-sex marriage, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has said. The decision has caused plenty of controversy today.

3. #TRAGEDY: Emergency services have located the body of a man who had been missing since last night off the coast of Co Cork. Two others who were with him were rescued from the yacht early this morning.

4. #KEEP SCHTUM: Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe is resolutely NOT getting involved in a pay dispute between train workers and Irish Rail, despite the prospect of strikes causing travel chaos on the days of both All-Ireland finals.

5. #SCARY STUFF: Police threw smoke bombs at protesters hurling Molotov cocktails, and journalists were arrested on yet another day of tensions in the town of Ferguson, Missouri. An unarmed black teenager was shot dead by police there on Saturday, sparking angry demonstrations.

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