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The 5 at 5 5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #NORTH KOREA: North Korea has carried out at least one short-range missile test today in a show of strength after announcing the death of its supreme leader, Kim Jong Il. A weapons test was carried out off the east coast of the country, which has seen major displays of public grief after Kim’s death – of a heart attack, aged 69 – was announced this morning.

We’ve been taking a look today at Kim’s youngest son, Jong Un, who is set to take over as the head of state – and at the occasionally strained diplomatic relationships between Ireland and North Korea

2. #SLIGO: The deaths of a man and his two children – who were found at a house in Co Sligo last night – are believed to have been the result of a tragic accident. The 52-year-old man, a girl (12) and boy (9) were discovered last night. It is believed the deaths may have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

3. #EBS: Hundreds of staff working for the state-owned building society EBS are to strike tomorrow in protest at the employer’s withholding of their ’13th month’ payment. 300 staff will picket the bank’s head office in Dublin, as well as at branches in Tallaght and Limerick. The government insists the payment is a bonus and that it cannot be paid under the terms of its takeover of AIB.

4. #JOBSWATCH: 91 new ‘innovation’ jobs are to be created at Bord na Móna as a result of a €6m investment from Enterprise Ireland. The investment is backed by Enterprise Ireland.

5. #CARLINGFORD: If you live in the lakeside Co Louth town of Carlingford, consider yourself lucky. An online survey has found the village to be the best place to live in Ireland, topping a survey of 1,849 places – while Co Donegal is the best county in which to live.

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