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The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #CORONAVIRUS: The WHO has called for urgent actions to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but didn’t declare an official Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

2. #’NOT A BAILOUT’ BAILOUT: A refinancing arrangement for the FAI involving Bank of Ireland, the government and Uefa has been announced.

3. #THE NCT FAILED ITS NCT: The NCT general manager said it won’t be possible to provide full NCT certificates to motorists bringing their vehicles in for a test until surveys on lift equipment are completed, which could take up to three weeks.

4. #DIGGING HOLES: Senator Catherine Noone is free to do an interview with anyone she wishes, according to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, in the latest development since the senator called the Taoiseach “autistic”.

5. #RIP: The funeral mass for Conor (9), Darragh (7) and Carla (3) McGinley, who were found dead last week, is due to be held tomorrow morning in Rathcoole.

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