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The 5 at 5 5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

1. #GOOGLE: British tax authorities are to investigate Google’s corporate tax payments over a six-year period, which will likely see the relationship between the British and Irish companies come under close scrutiny. Google’s British company, Google UK, recorded revenues of £396 million in 2011 but paid corporation tax of only £6 million. Google said the review was standard practice and that it would co-operate fully with the review.

2. #JOBS: Shannon Airport and Shannon Development are to merge, leading to the creation of 850 jobs. The Government has decided to grant Shannon Airport full independence from Dublin Airport Authority on December 31 2012, to form a new, publicly-owned, commercial entity in 2013.

3. #STABBING: A fourth man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a German man in Rialto. The three people previously arrested in connection with the attack on early Saturday morning were released without charge yesterday. A second person who was stabbed in the incident remains in hospital.

4. #SPORTS FUNDING: Junior minister Michael Ring has defended his decision to award a €200,000 grant to Westport United FC, which is based in his home town. The club was one of 615 groups to share in a €26 million fund for sports development announced yesterday.

5. #ROYAL BABY: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Kate, are expecting their first baby.