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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C
The 5 at 5 5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Every afternoon, brings you 5 things you need to know by 5 o’clock.

1. #BANAMA REPUBLIC: AIB has transferred €9.3hn in loans to the National Asset Management Agency – and an aggregate discount of 59 per cent has been applied to them. A total of €19bn will be transferred to Nama from AIB.

2. #POWER OUTAGE: Parts of south Dublin and Wicklow were hit by a blackout this lunchtime. ESB crews have started to restore power to areas around Bray, Greystones, Foxrock, Carrickmines and north Wicklow. DART services had been cut from Bray to Greystones during the outage and Luas Green line services are still curtailed from Sandyford, with buses in place there.

3. #UK: A dozen men under the age of 40 were arrested in four separate police raids in England and Wales early today. They are suspected of being involved in planning “an act of terrorism”.

4. #DRUGS: A prison officer in Mountjoy is being questioned by gardai after he was arrested on his way into work this morning. He is being held on suspicion of trying to smuggle drugs into the prison.

5. #FACEBOOK CRIMES Police in the UK are investigating 7,545 criminal cases in which the alleged perpetrators used information on Facebook to target victims. The Daily Mail carries the story of parents Haydn and Jamie-Leigh Leighton whose house was burgled when they posted that they were away in hospital keeping watch over their sick daughter.