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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five big news stories you need to know.

1. #PLANE TO SEE: The government has agreed to back IAG’s €1.4 billion buyout of the State’s remaining share in Aer Lingus. The deal values the taxpayer-owned share at around €335 million.

2. #DAWN RAIDS: FIFA is set to have its presidential election go ahead on Friday despite criminal investigations being opened up into the awarding of the Qatar and Russia World Cups. Six of its officials were arrested at a hotel in Zurich this morning. 

3. #SMACKING: Minister for Children James Reilly has announced that corporal punishment of children in residential and foster care is set to end. 

4. #OURS!: The Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin is caught up in a dispute over the ownership of a collection of impressionist paintings. 

5. #HARSH WORDS: The Vatican has branded the result of the same-sex marriage referendum as a “defeat for humanity”. 

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