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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.

1. #LYING EYES: After serving three years and nine months of her six-year-sentence, Sharon Collins has been released from prison. The Clare woman was found guilty of soliciting a hitman to kill her wealthy partner and his two sons in November 2008.

2. #TOSCAN DU PLANTIER: The family of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, who was killed in Cork 16 years ago, is reportedly launching a campaign to have Ireland taken to the European Court of Justice to force changes on the country’s extradition laws. A suspect in the case, Ian Bailey, has successfully argued that Irish law meant he could not be extradited for questioning unless he had been formally charged with the victim’s murder.

3. #MAGDALENE LAUNDRIES: The Justice for Magdalenes support group has said it is shocked and disappointed that a committee set up to establish the State’s involvement with the infamous Magdalene Laundries has delayed the publication of its final report to the end of this year. Chairperson Martin McAleese explained the publication has been delayed because extra information received recently must be examined but survivors say it is just another delay to their access to justice.

4. #SYRIA: Actress and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie has described her visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan as “a very heavy experience”. She used the opportunity to call on the international community to “do everything they can” to support there refugees, adding that there is “much to be done”.

5. #COVER YOUR BITS: Club Orange must now edit or withdraw its ‘bits’ adverts as Ireland’s advertising watchdog has upheld complaints about them, stating that there was “no tangible link between a pair of women’s breasts and the brand Club Orange”. The Daily Edge has given a helping hand to the fizzy drink marketing folk with these 9 non-boob-related ideas for new ads.

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