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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #SOCIAL DISTANCING: Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan has told Cabinet ministers he does not intend to advise that the 2 metre social distancing rule should be reduced. 

2. #RYANAIR: The leading investigator into Ireland’s CervicalCheck programme has dismissed a claim from Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary that government plans to introduce a mandatory quarantine on overseas visitors is not based in science.

3. #LEAVING CERT: Almost 50,000 Leaving Cert students out of a total of 61,000 have registered for the Calculated Grades system as of this afternoon. 

4. #COURTS: Veteran comedian Sil Fox has walked free from court after he was cleared of sexually assaulting a woman in a bar in Dublin.

5. #RETURN TO ORBIT: The launch of a SpaceX rocket tonight will be first time Nasa astronauts have blasted off from the US in 10 years. 

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