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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.

1. #AND THE THUNDER ROLLS: The fallout from the Garth Brooks concert cancellations continues. Today we heard that stakeholders involved in planning the events are to be questioned by TDs, while Ticketmaster has released details on how to get your tickets refunded.

2. #SHUFFLIN’: The Taoiseach has said that there’s “no particular rush” to sign off on the Cabinet reshuffle, and it may not now be announced until Friday.

3. #OFF THE RAILS: Iarnród Éireann says that last night’s Dart derailment was caused by vandals.

4. #ATTACKS: Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore said today he “equally condemns” rocket attacks from Gaza and air strikes by the Israeli military.

5. #ROADS: Two fatalities have been reported on Irish roads today: A motorcyclist in his 40s has been killed in a crash with an SUV in Co Monaghan, and in Limerick city, a female cyclist has died after a collision with a truck.

See all of today’s news on here >

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