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Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Image: Mahender G via Flickr.com

EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five stories you really should check out by 5pm.

1. #COURTS: A Garda has had his 18-month prison sentence suspended at Cork Circuit Criminal Court. Dean Foley beat up a man who called his brother’s top “a gay shirt” on a night out.

2. #MLADIC: A Serbian judge has ruled that war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic IS fit to stand trial at the Hague. His lawyer had claimed he was in “poor physical state”.

3. #SPAIN: Riot police in Spain clashed with protesters as they cleared a makeshift demonstrators’ camp from central Barcelona today. People have set up camps in several Spanish cities to protest the country’s high unemployment rate (21.3 per cent).

4. #JOBSWATCH: Bad news for Eircom employees today as it announced a drop of 11 per cent in revenues in the first three months of the year. Around 1,000 jobs will be lost at the telecommunications company over the next two years.

5. #TV REPEAT: Would you want to be at the receiving end of criticism from Roy Keane? TheScore.ie has discovered that Keano will be in the ITV studio tomorrow night as part of the station’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League final.

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