This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 9 °C Friday 5 June, 2020

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Image: AndrewEick via Creative Commons

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

1. #PUNT: Dozens of businesses in Clones, Co Monaghan are now accepting the Irish punt. One shopkeeper recently decided to start accepting the old currency in an effort to boost business, and his idea has since spread to over 40 businesses.

2. #MEDIA: TDs and senators have criticised RTÉ over its handling of the Mission to Prey programme which libelled Fr Kevin Reynolds. At a meeting of the Oireachtas communications committee today, RTÉ chairman Tom Savage was told his position is ‘untenable’ in the wake of the scandal arising from the programme.

3. #WAR CRIMES: Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has gone on trial at The Hague for 11 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including genocide for the massacre of thousands of Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995.

4. #JOBSWATCH: The Rehab Group is to create 400 jobs in Ireland over the next three years in areas ranging from training and education, to health and social care.

5. #TIME LAPSE: Fancy looking back over the changes the map of Europe has seen over the past 1000 years? And with a suitably dramatic soundtrack? Here you go.

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel