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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five things you need to know as you head out the door…

1. #SHOOTING: A man has been shot dead outside a pub in Co Meath. The man, who is understood to have links to dissident republican activity, was killed in the car park of The Huntsman pub in Gormanstown, Co Meath. Several men have been arrested and are being held at numerous Garda stations in Dublin.

2. #TWO YEARS IN: The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have said they are delivering on their promise to lead an economic recovery for Ireland, at an event to mark the end of their second year in power. Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore said the government had stopped the “haemorrhage of jobs” and made “serious progress” in some areas – though warned that “no one is claiming victory”.

3. #CROKE PARK 2: Earlier, Kenny had insisted that the terms of the proposed Croke Park 2 pay deal had not intended to directly target frontline workers, saying the terms of the deal tried to ask all public workers to contribute to pay savings. Kenny faced criticism in the Dáil this morning over falling Garda morale and the impact that the proposals would have on workers who rely on Sunday and overtime premia.

4. #CORK: The deaths of a father and daughter whose bodies were found at a beach near Ballydehob in Co Cork is being treated as a tragic accident. The man, in his 50s, and his three-year-old daughter were found after being reported missing late last night. The man’s body was recovered in shallow water, RTÉ reports, after his daughter’s body had been found on the beach.

5. #CYBERBULLYING: The communications minister Pat Rabbitte has stressed that the issue of bullying predates the internet – suggesting that it is wrong to blame the internet and social media for the phenomenon. Rabbitte was speaking at the first Oireachtas hearing into the impact of social media abuse, where he acknowledged that there were certain failings in Irish law to deal with comments made online.

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