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The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

(There are five 'market boats' in this picture, just to be clear.)
(There are five 'market boats' in this picture, just to be clear.)
Image: Shutterstock/Sompong Tokrajang

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five big news stories you need to know as you head out the door.

1. #PAC MAN: Finance Minister Michael Noonan said there was no political pressure put on Nama during the sale of a Northern Ireland loan portfolio to a US firm in 2014.

2. #PANTIBLISS: The backlit sign on the front of Dublin nightspot Pantibar is to remain in place after it was deemed an “exceptional circumstance”.

3. #STEVEN WOOLFE: The favourite MEP to take over the leadership of Ukip has been hospitalised after an “altercation” at the party’s MEP meeting in Strasbourg.

4. #OPERATION THOR: 130 gardaí in Kilkenny and Carlow have arrested a total of 35 people, searched a total of 24 premises, seized drugs and one firearm.

5. #MICHAEL CONLAN: The AIBA has sidelined all 36 judges and referees used in August’s Olympic Games pending the result of an investigation into officiating in Rio.

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