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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #JOHN HUME: Ireland and Derry have said goodbye to the former SDLP leader at his funeral in St Eugene’s Cathedral this morning. 

2. #PUP: The unemployment rate in Ireland now stands at 16.7% including those in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP), latest figures show. 

3. #SCOTLAND: Lockdown restrictions are to be reimposed in the Aberdeen area after 54 new cases emerged in a coronavirus cluster, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

4. #BANK OF IRELAND: has announced it is to cut 1,400 jobs after incurring a pre-tax loss of €669 million in the first six months of 2020. 

5. #BEIRUT: The Department of Foreign Affairs has fielded a number of calls from Irish citizens in Beirut following a large explosion which killed more than 100 people and injured thousands more. 

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