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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you hit the road.

1. #800 BABIES: A Commission of Investigation to investigate mother and baby homes has been announced. The Taoiseach said the investigation was being launched with a sense of sadness and a “sense of duty”.

2. #COOKE: A report into the alleged bugging of Garda Ombudsman headquarters is expected to be published tonight. Government has remained tight-lipped on the report’s contents.

3. #SMOKES: Ireland will become the first country in the EU to introduce plain packaging on cigarette packets, the health minister has announced. Cigarette companies have said they will be taking legal action against the move.

4.MANX2: A survivor of an aircrash at Cork Airport has told an inquest that she feared she would be burned alive in the wreckage. Two pilots and four passengers died in the 2011 incident.

5. #WHOOPS: The Houses of Oireachtas has appeared on the Revenue’s list of tax defaulters. PAYE/PRSI was undeclared to the tune of some €333,412.

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