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The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.

1. #COURTS: The High Court has approved an €8.5 million settlement for the family of a young boy who suffered severe brain injuries during childbirth at Waterford Regional Hospital after the HSE admitted liability.

2. #FIRE: An investigation is under way after a man who had been sleeping rough was found dead in the Phoenix Park. It’s understood he suffered burn injuries. Gardaí have appealed for information.

3. #MURDER: The 19-year-old son of Susan Dunne, who was found dead at her home in Kerry earlier this week, has appeared in court charged with her murder, Radio Kerry reports. Patrick Dunne, with an address at Ballinagearagh, Lixnaw, appeared before a special sitting of Killarney District Court.

4. #STRIKE: Staff at Marks & Spencer have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. It means the company’s 17 Irish stores will be closed next Saturday. It’s due to management’s decision to close a staff pension scheme.

5. #TOP UPS: The Central Remedial Clinic is being called upon to make an immediate statement on charitable money that was used to top-up the salaries of senior executives. The chairman of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee has called the revelations “deeply disturbing”.

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