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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY EVENING, brings you the five big news stories you need to know before you head out the door.

1. #DEFENCE FORCES: A fishing boat carrying hundreds of migrants has capisized off the coast of Libya, with hundreds feared dead. Irish naval vessel the LÉ Niamh is responding to the incident. 

2. #RENUA: The founder of the Jack and Jill charity, Jonathan Irwin, has withdrawn from running for Renua Ireland at the next election because of health reasons. 

3. #ATHLONE: Three teenagers have been arrested after a taxi driver and shopkeeper were assaulted in two separate incidents. 

4. #LIVE REGISTER: For the first time in more than a year the number of unemployed people in Ireland has gone up.

5. #AIRBUS: The aerospace manufacturer has patented a jet that theoretically will be able to travel from Dublin to New York in under and hour.

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