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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

The 5 at 5 5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you hit the road.

1. #MISSING: Gardaí in Cork are appealing to anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Megan Higgins, who has been missing since St Stephen’s Day from the Fairhill area of Cork city.

2. #SOCIAL WORKERS: There are currently 175 vacant positions for social workers available around Ireland. The figures were revealed by Chidren’s Minister James Reilly in the Dáil recently.

3. #LITHUANIA: The eastern European nation of Lithuania will become the last Baltic nation to adopt the Euro when it officially joins the currency at midnight tonight. 

4. #MOBILE PHONES: New figures have found that one in 12 Irish drivers are still using their mobile phones while driving. 

5. #NEW YEAR’S EVE: With 2015 almost upon us, here is all the information you might need if you’re thinking of heading out for the evening. Some services are running on reduced timetables.

Read: One in 12 drivers are still using their mobile phone while driving

Also: Celebrating New Year’s tonight? Here’s what you need to know