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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 five things you need to know before you head out the door…

1. #LIEGE: Four people have been killed and at least 75 others injured after a grenade attack in Liege, Belgium this afternoon. Two teenagers and a pensioner were among the dead after the attack, which took place near a Christmas market.

2. #CARDIFF: The way is now clear for Kevin Cardiff to take up his post on the European Court of Auditors, after the European Parliament voted this morning to approve his nomination with a huge majority.

3. #BNP: The controversial leader of the right-wing British National Party, Nick Griffin, is expected to travel to Ireland for a UCC debate in the New Year – just months after a Trinity College society withdrew its own invitation.

4. #VISAS: Up to 10,000 Irish people a year could receive visas to work in the States, if a new bill is passed by the US Senate. Under the proposals, people could move to the US as soon as they had a job offer.

5. #FACEBOOK: Facebook is today introducing new features to help users who express suicidal thoughts via their profile pages. The new system helps people connect instantly with a crisis counsellor via the site’s chat messaging system.

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