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The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #COURTS: Former solicitor Thomas Byrne has been handed a sentence of 16 years in the country’s largest ever fraud trial. He was found guilty last month of 50 charges, including theft, fraud, deception and forgery.

2. #IRISH BEEF: Japan has ended a 12-year-ban on imports of Irish beef, a move estimated to be worth up to €15 million in the short term.

3. #PHOENIX PARK: A second man was arrested by gardaí investigating the death of a 27-year-old man who was beaten and set on fire in the early hours of Friday morning in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.

4. #NEW YORK: Authorities in the US have launched an investigation into the cause of a commuter train derailment. Four were killed in the incident, and a further 11 serious injured.

5. #HADDINGTON ROAD: Secondary-level teachers’ union the ASTI has warned that ‘strong action’ will be taken if any members are made redundant, after the Department of Education identified 48 teaching posts that could be abolished.

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