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Dublin: 17 °C Friday 7 August, 2020

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #ACTA: The Irish government is set to sign up to the controversial international ACTA treaty on copyright protection tomorrow, has learned. The treaty has been criticised for its potential impact on freedom of expression. Meanwhile, the door has opened for a Dáil debate on so-called ‘SOPA Ireland’ legislation.

2. #CALLELY: Former junior minister Ivor Callely has been arrested as gardaí investigate the alleged use of fraudulent receipts in an Oireachtas expenses claim. He is being held at Irishtown garda station.

3. #FIRE: An Aircoach bus has been damaged after catching fire in south Dublin this morning. No passengers were on board at the time, but there were dramatic scenes as firefighters extinguished the blaze. We’ve got pictures here.

4. #MEDIA: The Mail on Sunday has been ordered to pay €15,000 to charity over its use of a controversial ‘wraparound’ featuring the name of the Sunday Tribune last year. However, the paper was found not guilty of intending to deceive or mislead.

5. #SAFE SEX: LA porn stars will now have to wear condoms while filming adult movies, after a landmark law was introduced by local authorities. The move has been welcomed by HIV campaigners – but the porn industry is not happy.

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