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Dublin: 5 °C Monday 17 February, 2020

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, tells you the five things you need to know by 5pm.

1. #REFERENDUM: After announcing yesterday that he would not engage in further media debates on the Fiscal Compact referendum, Éamon Ó Cuív appeared on Prime Time, Tonight with Vincent Browne and Ireland AM. Meanwhile, Gerry Adams and Enda Kenny are considering engaging in a head-to-head televised referendum debate on TV3.

2. #APPEAL: Gardaí are urging the mother of a foetus found in Co Donegal yesterday to come forward in case she needs medical assistance.

3. #ASBESTOS: Dublin’s Abbey Theatre has been forced to close temporarily after asbestos was discovered there during a building inspection in January. Performances of O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars which are due to being on 26 July will be staged in the OReilly Theatre on Great Denmark Street in Dublin 1 during the Abbey’s closure.

4. #SYRIA: Six Syrian soldiers have been wounded in a bomb attack in Syria. The roadside bomb exploded after a convoy carrying the head of the UN observer mission passed by.

5. #CLUB RULES: If the price of a club sandwich influences your holiday destination decisions, then you’ll be interested to hear where the most expensive city in the world to buy a club sandwich is. (Hint: It’s not Dublin.)

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