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Dublin: 5 °C Friday 17 January, 2020

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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

1. #MERCOSUR DEAL: The Taoiseach threatened that Ireland will vote against the controversial Mercosur trade deal unless Brazil takes steps to protect the Amazon.

2. #OCEAN VIKING: Ireland agreed to take in people stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean, helping to end two-week stand-off.

3. #IRISH REG: Irish motorists will not require a so-called ‘Green Card’ to drive Irish-registered vehicles in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

4. #KOCH: Billionaire David Koch has died at the age of 79. The American was a major donor to the Republican party and was the 11th-richest person in the world.

5. #FRUIT AND VEG: After 127 years Dublin’s Fruit & Vegetable Market closed its doors for the last time today.

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