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Dublin: 18 °C Friday 7 August, 2020

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you head home for the day.

1. #PISTORIUS: Oscar Pistorius has been found not guilty on all counts of murder. The court adjourned for the day before final verdicts on culpable homicide and firearms charges were delivered.

2. #GOLAN HEIGHTS: The 45 Fijian UN peacekeepers who were kidnapped by Al-Qaeda affiliated militants in Syria have been released.

3. #TOO SEXY: A dance routine on RTÉ’s The Voice that had ‘clear sexual overtones’ was found to be ‘unnecessary’ by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

4. #SAVITA: A number staff at University Hospital Galway have been disciplined over their role in the Savita Halappanavar case.

5. #THINKING: Both Fine Gael and Sinn Fein are at party think-ins today. Leo Varadakar says he’s a “big boy” and can take criticism while Gerry Adams wants more all-island “joinedey-upness”.

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