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The 5 at 5: Monday

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

1. #COURTS: The Director of Public Prosecutions has been successful in its appeal against the leniency of the sentence handed down to businessman Anthony Lyons. The aviation broker previously received a six year sentence, five-and-a-half of which was suspended, after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman on Dublin’s northside in 2010

2. #GUILTY: Former solicitor Thomas Byrne has been found guilty of 50 charges of theft, fraud, deception, and forgery in Ireland’s largest ever fraud trial.

3. #PARIS: A gunman has opened fire in the lobby of a French newspaper and outside the headquarters of the Societé Generale bank, leaving one man fighting for his life.

4. #JOBS: 830 employees are to be made redundant at telecoms company Eircom as part of measures to reduce staff numbers by 2,000 over the next six months. Meanwhile, retail union Mandate has expressed fears over the future of 1,200 jobs in Arnotts and Boyers.

5. #SEARCH ENGINE: Google is to introduce new measures to make it more difficult for people to find images of child sexual abuse on the internet.

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