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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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

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

1. #CHARITIES: The HSE has recommended that 100 charities in receipt of public funds should have allowances stopped.

2. #CHILDREN: 15 years after it was first talked about and five years after it was recommended by the Ryan report, the Children First bill has been published.

3. #NIGERIA: At least 71 people have died in a twin bomb blast in Lagos that appear to be the latest attack by Boko Haram Islamists.

4. #WATER: Minister Pat Rabbitte has denied reports that Irish Water will hand homeowners a €100 standing charge.

5. #BANANAS: The UN has warned today of the potential “massive destruction” of the world’s banana crop because of a banana disease in Asia and Africa.

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