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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

1. #INVESTIGATION: Judge Yvonne Murphy has been named the chair of the mother-and-baby home inquiry. The investigation already faces issues relating to the sheer number of homes involved.

2. #STATE CARE: The State has been heavily criticised in four reports published into the deaths of children who had been in care.

3. #MACROOM: A man in his 70s has died after the car he was driving hit a ditch in Cork. Gardaí are investigating the incident.

4. #WHEN WILL IT END: Peter Aiken has said he is seeking legal advice over the cancelled Garth Brooks gigs. A judicial review could be applied for, but Aiken must do so very soon.

5. #AG CAINT: The new Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh has been tested on his fluency in Irish. Here’s how he got on.

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