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The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

1. #IN CUSTODY: The Taoiseach said Gerry Adams’ arrest over the murder of Jean McConville is nothing to do with the government while the murdered woman’s son said he’s afraid the IRA will kill him if he names people.

2. #TAX:  Good news everyone: Michael Noonan has committed to easing the income tax burden over the next two budgets, though Eamon Gilmore said it’s too soon to speculate.

3. #REHAB: The Public Accounts Committee is seeking powers to compel Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery to appear before them.

4. #PEACHES: An inquest in Britain heard that herion use is likely to have played a role in the death of Peaches Geldof.

5. #MH370: Malaysia has released a preliminary report in to the disappearance of Flight MH370.

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