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Dublin: 7 °C Tuesday 19 November, 2019

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

1.#DOUBLE IRISH: David Cameron has been critical of the “Double Irish” tax loophole this week, but the Taoiseach today responded, saying it’s not our fault and it’s not promoted to companies.

2.#DARNDALE: Gardaí are investigating after a body was found in a Dublin park. The body of a man was found in a pond in Darndale Park early this morning.

3.#MADDIE: Sky News has tracked down an internet troll who has been targeting the parents of Madeleine McCann.  The news channel says that much of what they had witnessed urged violence against Kate and Gerry McCann.

4.#SOCIAL HOUSING: The Environment Minister has unveiled a new social housing plan. Part of Alan Kelly’s plan tells developers to use their planning permissions, or lose them.

5.#BIG PHILLY STYLE: Phil Hogan was backed as the EU’s new Agriculture Commissioner today, after a hearing in Brussels. Hogan drew laughter and applause, responding to a question from Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy with a letter from Sinn Féin’s Agriculture Secretary in the north, who congratulated him on his appointment.

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