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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 22 February, 2020

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you five things you need to know before you head out the door…

1. #BRAWL: Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a brawl at the Forty Foot swimming area in Sandycove, Dublin left five people in hospital. One local TD has warned of “gangs” travelling along the area’s Dart line.

2. #CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL: Proposals for a nine-storey National Children’s Hospital at the St James’s site in Dublin city centre have been revealed today. The plans would cost just over €600million.

3. #INVESTMENT: The world’s best-performing financial asset over the past year? That would be Irish government bonds.

4. #DEATH: The body of a 21-year-old DCU student has been found in a hotel room in Tokyo. The circumstances surrounding the death of Nicola Furlong, who had attended a Nicki Minaj concert on Wednesday night, are not clear.

5. #PRANKS: Kidnappings, raves and the Garda helicopter – all in a day’s work for your average Leaving Cert student, right? We’ve been looking at this year’s crop of school pranks that may have gone a little too far.

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