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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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

1. #ANA KRIEGEL: The jury in the murder trial of Ana Kriegel has retired to consider its verdicts.

2. #SMEAR TESTS: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  has criticised the outsourcing of Irish cervical smear tests to other labs, saying that it might be “a breach of contract”.

3. #STABBING: A man stabbed to death on Dublin’s O’Connell Street in the early hours of Tuesday has been identified as 39-year-old Peter Donnelly from Kilkenny. 

4. #RIP: Philomena Lynott, mother of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, has died aged 88. 

5. #CONGRESS: US comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress for failing to ensure that a victims’ compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money.

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