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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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

EVERY WEEKDAY evening, brings you the five things you need to know by 5pm.

1. #CORK AIR CRASH: An interim Air Accident Investigation Unit report into the Manx2 plane crash which killed six people at Cork Airport last year says a fault has been identified in a sensor on one of the plane’s engines. Six people survived the crash.

2. #PRIORY HALL: Minister Phil Hogan has said it would be inappropriate for him to meet the residents of the troubled Priory Hall apartment complex in Dublin. He said his role is to oversee the introduction of housing legislation, but it is not to enforce that legislation.

3. #STRIKE: Staff at EBS Building Society have voted to end their industrial action over the company’s withdrawal of a ’13th month’ payment late last year.

4. #9/11: Cancer rates among police officers in New York have almost tripled in the decade since the 9/11 attacks, according to new figures from the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.

5. #THE ARTIST: Canine star of the hit silent film The Artist is set to retire after appearing at the Oscars later this month. Uggie’s trainer says the dog has developed an undiagnosed illness which causes him to shake. Here’s a slideshow of his recent public appearances – plus a video of the small star in action.