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Dublin: 17 °C Thursday 18 July, 2019

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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

1. #FAKE NEWS: The Department of Finance has strongly denied US President Donald Trump’s claims that Ireland is set to drop its corporation tax rate.

2. #STORM OPHELIA: Fianna Fáil says it will draft legislation to make it a criminal offence to recklessly endanger the lives of emergency workers.

3. #BANKS: The Central Bank has revealed 23 people lost their homes as a direct result of the tracker mortgage scandal.

4. #BACK TO SCHOOL: Minister Richard Bruton has announced that schools will reopen tomorrow, after being shut for two days because of Storm Ophelia.

5. #LIGHTS OUT: Around 216,000 homes and businesses remain without power in the aftermath of the deadly Storm Ophelia.

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