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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 17 October, 2019

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.

1. #OMAGH Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State has announced there will be no public enquiry into the 1998 Omagh bombing. Theresa Villiers said there were not sufficient grounds to justify a further review.

2. #MELANIE It’s emerged inmates in Mountjoy poured boiling water and sugar down the throat of the man in jail for the killing of Melanie McCarthy McNamara. It’s the second time in four weeks he has been targetted.

3. #PROBE The European Commission is examining Ireland’s tax deals with multinationals. The Financial Times says the move could pave the way for a formal investigation, and is looking at ‘illegal sweeteners’ given to global companies as part of tax arrangements.

4. #SUICIDE Kerry Coroner Terence Casey has that the ‘plague’ of suicides in the county has reduced since the late Donal Walsh’s appeal to young people not to take their own lives. The coroner said he had no recorded suicides to deal with between March and August of this year.

5. #MASTER RABBITTE The Minister for Communications was pictured with a lightsaber today. Not a real one, thankfully.

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