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The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

The World Cup has just kicked off.
The World Cup has just kicked off.
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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #MMA in NYC: Irish Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor gave a statement after appearing in Brooklyn Criminal Court today on charges relating to an incident in April.

2. #THE EIGHTH: Health Minister Simon Harris has said it’s unlikely legislation to govern abortion will be brought to the Oireachtas before the summer.

3. #CERVICAL CHECK: Vicky Phelan has said a revolutionary drug treatment she has been undergoing appears to be working and her tumours have shrunk significantly.

4. #DISCLOSURES TRIBUNAL: RTÉ journalist Paul Reynolds has strongly defended a number of broadcasts he appeared on, saying they weren’t unfair to Maurice McCabe.

5. #KICK OFF TIME: The World Cup has officially started, and the first goal of the tournament was scored by host nation Russia against Saudi Arabia. Have a read of our guide to the World Cup here.

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