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The 5 at 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you up to speed with the five things you should know as you head out the door.

1. #KERRY: The body of a 27-year-old woman and an 8-year-old girl have been found in a house in Killorglin, Co Kerry. It is understood that gardaí are treating their deaths as suspicious and a local councillor told TheJournal.ie that the whole area is in a state of shock.

2. #FLOTUS: The Obamas are back in town and this time the girls have joined them. Barack and Michelle Obama addressed a group of students in Belfast this morning and the First Lady, along with her two daughters, has now arrived in Dublin for a number of engagements.

3. #G8: Leaders of the European Union and the United States have agreed to begin negotiations on a potential “landmark” trade deal that could add as much as €120 billion to the EU economy. British Prime Minister David Cameron said that this could mean millions of new jobs for citizens on both sides of the Atlantic.

4. #JOBBRIDGE: Figures released by the Department of Social protection have revealed that over 200 people have worked as JobBridge interns in government departments since the scheme was launched in 2011. There are currently 35 interns working in various departments with the Department of Justice and Equality boasting the most.

5. #CHILD ABUSE: Veteran British television and radio presenter Stuart Hall has been jailed for 15 months for 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls as young as nine. Hall’s lawyer Crispin Aylett said he had been arrested “as a consequence” of the Savile investigations but his crimes were nowhere near that scale.

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