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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. #DIVORCE: Applications for divorce increased by 29% last year with over 5,250 applications made, according to the Courts Service annual report. 

2. #VACCINES: Children will not have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend school, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed.

3. #CORONAVIRUS: Public health officials confirmed 1,408 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

4. #MOTHER AND BABY HOMES: Two test cases involving Mother and Baby Home survivors seeking judicial reviews are set to be heard by the High Court in November.

5. #FAREWELL: Galway talisman Joe Canning announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.

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