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The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #MAIN POINTS: Here’s what’s happening today in relation to the spread of the coronavirus in Ireland and internationally. 

2. #RESTRICTIONS: Tanaiste Simon Coveney has said restrictions on public movement due to the Covid-19 emergency may be extended beyond the current 12 April deadline.

3. #SEANAD: The final count saw some former senators returned to the Seanad, including Rónán Mullen, Lynn Ruane, David Norris, Michael McDowell, Alice-Mary Higgins and Ivana Bacik.

4. #SECURITY GATE: Plans lodged by the Disney Store for a security gate outside its Grafton Street shop to prevent homeless people sleeping rough there have been approved

5. #PANDEMIC PAYMENTS: Figures released from the CSO this morning have shown how there are over 500,000 people on either the Live Register or claiming a payment due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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