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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…
Aug 25th 2021, 4:53 PM 8,219 0

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, The Journal brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #BACK TO SCHOOL: Teachers unions have said they are “alarmed” that unvaccianted pregnant teachers are being sent back to school before getting the opportunity to achieve significant protection against Covid-19. 

2. #ELECTRIC PICNIC: Laois County Council has said there is “no provision in law” to revisit the refusal of a licence for Electric Picnic to take place next month.

3. #AFGHANISTAN: Afghans face an increasingly desperate race to escape life under the Taliban after President Joe Biden confirmed US-led evacuations will end next week.

4. #BEACON HOSPITAL: A HSE review has found “no blame” on a school offered Covid-19 vaccines by the Beacon Hospital. 

5. #ONLYFANS: The online subscription service announced it has reversed its plan to prohibit sexually explicit content from October.

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