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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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

1. #CASES: 407 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Ireland as the CMO compared crowds in Dublin’s South William Street at the weekend to “Jones’ Road on a day of an All-Ireland”. 

2. #TAXES: The government released the new bands for Local Property Tax (LPT), saying that most homeowners will be unaffected.

3. #TRIAL: The Special Criminal Court trial began for four men accused of abducting Quinn Industrial Holdings Director Kevin Lunney.

4. #HOUSING: Renters who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic will see their protections extended beyond 12 July.

5. #GARDA DRUG TESTING: An industrial relations standoff in An Garda Síochána appears likely as representative bodies have attacked plans for drug testing in the force.

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