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The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home.

1. #MOTHER In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has said that only the birth mother’s name can appear as the legal mother of a child on a birth cert. The case was brought by the genetic mother of twins whose sister gave birth to them as a surrogate.

2. #PROTESTS After further confrontations this week, rank-and-file gardaí have said they’re concerned about a “darker element” involved in the protests against Irish Water.

3. #CANNIBALISM: Authorities in Wales are investigating after a woman was murdered and the suspect later died after being Tasered by police. UK media outlets are reporting that the woman was killed in an act of cannibalism.

4. #HOT WATER: An Australian newspaper has caused something of a storm online, after it published an article saying that – aside from potatoes – Ireland really didn’t have all that much to offer the world.

5. #MENTALIST: And TV magician Keith Barry reckons the Book of Kells will be stolen. He’s taken to social media to outline a series of new prognostications, covering everything from this weekend’s soccer results to life on Mars.

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