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Dublin: 6°C Monday 8 March 2021

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

1. #DEVICE: Connolly Station is getting back to normal this evening after being closed for a period earlier today, when a suspicious device was found on nearby Amiens Street in Dublin’s city centre. The scare came three days after another suspicious device was found nearby. This evening another scare on Dame Street in the capital was labelled a “false alarm” by Gardaí.

2. #CRASH: It’s all been going on in Dublin today – extensive damage was caused on Merrion Square when a coach rammed into two parked cars in the south city. Thankfully nobody was injured, but the incident caused major traffic issues in the city for some time.

3. #CLERICAL ABUSE: The watchdog set up to safeguard children in the Catholic Church has reported a 38 per cent increase in the number of abuse allegations reported in the last year. The National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church also said its review of the procedures for dealing with complaints in each diocese had been suspended, because the church authorities had been legally advised not to cooperate.

4. #BLOCKED VIEW: Google has threatened to shut down the Swiss edition of Google Street View unless the country’s supreme court overturns a ruling requiring it to guarantee absolute anonymity of the people pictured in it – the most drastic response yet to the growing concerns over how Google can compromise a person’s privacy.

5. #HOWZAT?: There’s some good news for the Irish cricket community this evening – the ICC Cricket Committee has voted to recommend introducing a qualifier system for the 2015 World Cup. If the recommendation is actually taken on board, Ireland could have an opportunity of making it to the finals in Australia and New Zealand after all.

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