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The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

A family of geese enjoy the sunshine in a London park
A family of geese enjoy the sunshine in a London park
Image: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/Press Association Images

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

1. #APPEAL: Three men serving sentences for a €2.2million tiger raid and kidnapping have had their convictions overturned, after evidence used in their trial was ruled unconstitutional. They will now face a retrial.

2. #PROPERTY: House prices are continuing to fall, with apartments in Dublin now worth just 40 per cent of their peak value according to the latest figures from the CSO. The average home has dropped in value by one-sixth in the last year alone.

3. #BODY: The body of a man has been discovered at a factory on Cookstown Industrial Estate in Tallaght, west Dublin. The State Pathologist was due to attend the scene after the grisly find this morning.

4. #REFERENDUM: There were heated exchanges in Leinster House today – with one Fianna Fáil TD ejected from the chamber – as the Dáil heard its last question-and-answer session before next week’s referendum. Meanwhile, Eamon Gilmore faced repeated questions from Sinn Féin about Enda Kenny’s trip to Brussels last night.

5. #EDZERBAIJOHN: Jedward have landed a prime spot in the running order for Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest final. The twins will be performing 23rd – a relatively late position, considered better for picking up those all-important votes…

- Additional reporting Susan Ryan

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