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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #GANGLAND: A man in his late 20s has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting in Crumlin last night during which a 16-year-old boy was injured. It is understood the victim, who is not known to Gardaí, was not the intended target of the gun attack.

2. #JOBSWATCH: There was bad news today for three Irish communities as sausage maker Olhausen closed its doors, resulting in the loss of 160 jobs at Blanchardstown, Coolock and Monaghan.

3. #GLENCULLEN: Also announcing receivership today was Bill Cullen’s firm Glencullen Holdings, which operated his last two Renault dealerships. The businessman called it a “sad occasion”.

4. #DELAYED: Bookshops will have to wait at least another two weeks to fill their shelves with ‘When We Dance’, the memoirs of the late Gerry Ryan’s partner Melanie Verwoerd. RTÉ reports that the publishers have agreed to delay the sale pending a High Court action by music promoter Dave Kavanagh.

5. #PUPPIES! PUPPIES!: The DSCPA has said that up to 50 puppies rescued yesterday afternoon will be looking for new homes shortly but not until the Garda investigation into their alleged trafficking is concluded. Potential owners have been asked to register their interest with the agency.

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