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The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you hit the road.

1. #RIP Tributes are being paid, following the death of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. The Fianna Fáil politician passed away in the early hours of this morning.

2. #GETTING BETTER Kent Brantly, the US doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia, has been released from hospital after being treated with an experimental drug.

3. #GERRY The man who coined the name ‘Stroke city’ for Derry/Londondery, BBC broadcaster Gerry Anderson, has died. He was 69.

4. #GRIM READING Some bad news for Ireland’s newspapers this evening: every single one has experienced a drop in readership.

5. #GOOGLE And it looks like one pet owner in Chile may be a little unhappy with the folks at Google Street View.

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