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The 5 at 5 5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

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

1. #BAILOUT: Ireland has fulfilled the conditions of its bailout agreement so far, according to the visiting troika of the IMF, ECB and EC. The IMF’s Ajai Chopra took the opportunity today to say Moody’s credit agency might have been overenthusiastic in downgrading the economy to junk status. However, economist Constantin Gurdgiev has tweeted to claim the troika’s reviews are not necessarily reliable…

2. #CLOYNE: Tanaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore has met with the Papal Nuncio,  the Vatican’s representative in Ireland, to demand a response on the Cloyne report. Meanwhile, a photographer is claiming that one of his pictures was used on the title page of the report itself, without his permission…

3. #LIMERICK: A man is to go on trial on charges relating to the death of a woman who died after a sexual act with his dog.

4. #AFGHANISTAN: Several people have been killed after a suicide bomber, reportedly hiding explosives in his turban, attacked a mosque in Kandahar where prayers were being said for the slain brother of President Hamid Karzai.

5. #IRISH EYES: The Government has confirmed that members of the Irish diaspora will be able to apply for a “Certificate of Irish Heritage”… and more than likely will have to pay a fee for it. We’ve been asking you in today’s poll if you think the certificate is a worthwhile gesture.

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