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The 5 at 5 Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, The Journal brings you five of the biggest stories of the day.

1. #HOSPITAL: The Government has approved an additional €500 million in funding for developing the new National Children’s Hospital, bringing the total cost to more than €2 billion. 

2. #WATERFORD: Gardaí have begun questioning a woman arrested at the scene of the discovery of the body of a six-year-old boy last week. 

3. #M&S: Marks and Spencer is to close its Drogheda store, cutting 57 jobs in the process.

4. #GAZA: Minister Simon Coveney has accused Israel of “behaving like a rogue state” as Benjamin Netanyahu’s government presses ahead with plans for a major offensive in Rafah in southern Gaza.

5. #RYANAIR: Ryanair has cancelled all flights to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, scheduled in March and April, citing high terminal costs.