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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C
The 5 at 5 Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, The Journal brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #CORONAVIRUS: Dr. Ronan Glynn has said the Covid-19 pandemic is “out of control” in Ireland and the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) may have to recommend measures to clamp down on the spread of the virus.

2. #ETHIOPIA: Irish citizens in Ethiopia have been advised to leave “immediately” due to “the deteriorating security situation” in the country. 

3. #POWER TRIP: Two major gas-fired electricity power stations — in Dublin and Cork — unexpectedly disconnected from the national grid within five seconds of each other late on Monday evening, resulting in the loss of 820 megawatts of power. 

4. #HARD LUCK: The National Lottery regulator could be asked to appear before the Dail’s Finance Committee after concerns were raised that the jackpot has not been won for months.

5. #CONVOYS: A convoy of hauliers caused major traffic disruption around Dublin today as part of a protest to demand that the government lowers the cost of fuel.

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