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Dublin: 14 °C Friday 19 July, 2019

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY EVENING, brings you the five big news stories you need to know.

1. #HEAD HONCHO: The former head of the ECB Jean-Claude Trichet is facing questions from politicians about the 2008 bank guarantee.

2. #DIGS: The design of the new Children’s Hospital at St James’s has been revealed.

3. #DON’T FORGET: The first day of the 48-hour strike by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann drivers begins tomorrow.

4. #ATTACK: A prisoner in Wheatfield Prison has been stabbed in the head, neck and face with a man-made weapon, described as a “sharpened spoon”.

5. #RATZILLA: A three-foot rat was found swimming in a river in Tipperary. The rodent has been identified as a is a coypu American swamp rat.

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Rónán Duffy

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