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Dublin: 10 °C Sunday 18 November, 2018

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

1. #COURTS: A man has been given a 15-year sentence for carrying out a violent sexual assault on a woman in a public toilet in Co Cork. The judge in the case said the attack had left the woman deeply emotionally scarred and she had feared for her life.

2. #IMF: Christine Lagarde is looking more and more likely to take the job as head of the International Monetary Fund – especially after the US endorsed her application.

3. #LOUIS WALSH: Music manager Louis Walsh has said that he is going to take legal action against The Sun newspaper and “in relation to a number of other equally serious related matters” after gardai confirmed today that they are dropping an investigation into allegations against him.

4. #HEALY-RAE: Michael Healy-Rae has been popping up on the airwaves all day to deny that he knew anything about 3,636 phone calls made from a phone in Leinster House to vote for him on a reality show. He told that he had not mastered the art of bi-location and was in the mountains of Mayo when the phone votes were lodged.

5. #ORGANISED CONFUSION: Irish summers are not what they used to be. Although Irish children have been taught since time immemorial that the summer months in May, June and July, Met Eireann says that in meteorological terms, summer is actually June, July and August.

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