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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know by 5pm.

1. #TWEETGATE: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out the possibility of the Cabinet investigating the Frontline presidential debate tweet. Former candidate Sean Gallagher called for an inquiry – but the Taoiseach said in the Dáil this afternoon any investigation would be the responsibility of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

2. #IRISH RAIL: Investigations are continuing into how a 9-year-old girl was hit by a train near Tipperary town yesterday evening. Gardaí, Irish Rail, and the Railway Accident Investigation Unit are all examining the circumstances around the incident, which left the 9-year-old in intensive care.

3. #HOUSING: The Minister for Housing has ruled out any possibility of using NAMA properties for social housing. Jan O’Sullivan was said the proposal was not feasible because many of the properties are offered as collateral for NAMA loans.

4. #HACKING: Rebekah Brooks and her husband are among six people arrested by police in London today as part of the ongoing investigation into phone hacking by journalists at tabloid newspapers. The six were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

5. #FRANCE: Far-right politician Marine Le Pen is set to run in the French presidential election after gaining the support of 500 elected officials. The National Front candidate is currently ranked third in opinion polls behind Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande.

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