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Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Image: Jimmy Baikovicius via Flickr

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you five stories you really should see before you head for the door…

1. #CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS: A report has found that despite children languishing on waiting lists for surgery, the operating theatres at three Dublin children’s hospitals are being underused because of an archaic theatre management system.

2. #SEARCH: The family of an Irishman who has been missing in Amsterdam have found a jacket and bag belonging to him in a canal. It is believed that the body of Paul Nolan Miralles may have been mutilated by a boat propeller on the busy canal which his relatives have been trawling with sonar equipment to locate his remains.

3. #iPHONE: Yesterday we reported the new iPhone 5 would be in punters’ hands by September. Today we are eyeing a video posted on Youtube which shows a Vietnamese user holding a device with several new features that have gadget fans wondering if it could be a prototype for iPhone5. You decide…

4. #LONGEVITY: The average life expectancy of the Irish male is predicted to rise by as much as nearly 10 years by 2041. The average life expectancy of women is also predicted to rise by nearly seven years. This and lots of other interesting figures on the nation’s health were released today.

5. #QWITTER: People who use Twitter every day find that their relationships don’t last as long as those of people who don’t tweet. That’s one of the bizarre sex study findings gleaned from the questionnaires of people on a prominent internet dating site.

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