Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C
GOOD EVENING

The 5 at 5 5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING,TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head home for the day.

1. #PAISLEY: The former leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and First Minister of Northern Ireland has died at the age of 88. His wife Eileen Paisley issued a statement this afternoon on the passing of her “beloved husband”. Take a look back at some of his most high profile moments here. 

2. #PISTORIUS: Former Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide at his trial in South Africa. He could now face up to 15 years in prison.

3. #FRIENDS AGAIN: Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar have seemingly put their differences aside and made up after alleged disagreements earlier in the week. 

4. #DEAL MAKER: A deal struck by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to pay back bailout loans earlier than expected could potentially save the country €1.5 billion over the next five years.

5. #JOBBRIDGE: Good day for the Government internship scheme as Joan Burton thanks IBM for its support of it while an educator says that JobBridge should actually be expanded.