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The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Brendan Gleeson with young pirates Jesse O Rourke (4),Eva Dunne (9), Sam Dunne (6) and Lucy Howard (6) from Jack and Jill Foundation in Dublin today.
Brendan Gleeson with young pirates Jesse O Rourke (4),Eva Dunne (9), Sam Dunne (6) and Lucy Howard (6) from Jack and Jill Foundation in Dublin today.
Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you need to know before you head out the door…

1. #MAHON: The Mahon Tribunal findings released yesterday continue to be big news today as Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said that the achievements of Bertie Ahern in power, such as the Good Friday Agreement, do not absolve him from the implications of Mahon which found that he had lied on numerous occasions when he gave evidence to the Tribunal . The former taoiseach now faces a motion of expulsion along with former minister Pádraig Flynn.

2. #ARRESTS: Two men have been arrested in connection with a fatal attack on a man at a party on St Patrick’s Day. Ciarán O’Connell, 22, died on Wednesday from injuries sustained from a party he had attended last Saturday at a house in Mullagh, Co Cavan. The two men in their 20s are being held at Bailieboro garda station.

3. #SELLING IRELAND: As Enterprise Minister Richard Burton travels across China in search of jobs and investment for Ireland, the IDA has produced a very interesting graphic which outlines the incentives and benefits of investing in our island nation. Have a look.

4. #SANCTIONED: The European Union (EU) has formally imposed sanctions on the wife of Syrian president Bashar Assad. Asma Assad, her mother-in-law, sister, and sister-in-law have all been hit with a ban on travelling to EU countries and have had any assets they have in those countries frozen. It is now estimated that more than 8,000 people have been killed since an uprising against the Assad regime began in Syria a year ago.

5. #LUAS: It could be bad news if you’re planning to use the Luas Red Line this weekend with services curtailed until Sunday afternoon due to a fire in the north inner city last Saturday. The disruption means there are no services running between Heuston and the city centre.

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