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Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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

1. #RUSSIAN NAVY Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said that Russian missile tests in international waters off the Irish coast are allowed but “not welcome”.

2. #COURT The trial of Lisa Smith is set to go ahead after the Special Criminal Court rejected an application for the charges against her to be dismissed.

3. #COVID-19 The head of the World Health Organization warned that it is dangerous to think Omicron is the last Covid-19 variant or that we are “in the endgame”.

4. #NORTHERN IRELAND Parachute regiment flags appeared in areas of Co Derry this morning ahead of the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, prompting condemnation from local councillors. 

5. #ACTIVE TRAVEL Local authorities have been allocated €289 million this year to spend on walking and cycling infrastructure to encourage sustainable transport. 

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