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The 5 at 5: Monday

In today’s 5 at 5: Man jailed for ‘road rage’ manslaughter; protest over care home cuts; no apology from D’arcy for ‘f-bomb’.
Apr 23rd 2012, 4:50 PM 5,018 7

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

1.#COURTS Karl Donohue was jailed for 12 years today for the manslaughter of a British man who he attacked with a hurley in September 2010. The incident occurred when the victim, Raymond Bates, was driving home from watching a soccer match in Sandymount.

2.#SLIGO A protest will take place this evening against cuts at a Sligo residential care home. The future of Cregg House is in discussion after it was announced that the Order that runs the centre, the Daughters of Wisdom, was finding the situation “unacceptable”. The Provincial, Sr Jean Quinn, said that it may result in alternative trustee arrangements being made for users of Cregg House.

3.#REFERENDUM The Fine Gael Director of Elections, Simon Coveney, said that he and the government have to ensure that everyone in the country knows what they are voting on next month, after admitting that many people don’t know what the referendum is about.

4.#F-BOMB Today FM presenter Ray D’Arcy has said he won’t be apologising to the “hierarchy of the Catholic Church” for telling listeners of his show last week that the “Catholic Church, in many ways, has fucked up this country”. He did, however, offer an apology for his “inexcusable” language used while discussing comments made by Deputy Michelle Mulherin.

5.#BREAK IT UP The Trinity and UCD Balls passed off without incident this weekend – whereas one US college party turned into a bit of a riot. And yes, we mean that literally. We bring you the video here.

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