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

EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.

1. #TRAFFICKING: Gardaí are investigating whether a young teenage girl found in a distressed state outside the GPO and taken into care was a victim of sex trafficking.

2. #SEIZURE: Gardaí from Operation Nitrogen have recovered over €2 million worth of cannabis in three simultaneous searches in Kerry, Cavan and Roscommon. Four East Asian men have been arrested as part of the operations.

3. #DOLE: So far this year penalty rates have been imposed on 2,403 jobseekers who have failed to engage with offers of employment or education.

4. #NUCLEAR POWER: A deal to build a new €18.9 billion nuclear power station in Somerset in the UK has been challenged by An Taisce.

5. #AUSTRALIA: Officials battling bushfires in New South Wales are warning of a possible “mega-fire” but have played down reports that 76,000 people in Sydney’s outskirts could be evacuated.

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