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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 by 5pm.

1. #TALLAGHT: The teenage girl who was shot dead during a drive-by in Tallaght, south Dublin last night may not have been the intended target of the attack, according to gardaí. The 16-year-old was shot as she sat in the back of a parked car on Brookfield Way.

2. #FINANCE BILL: The government’s Finance Bill 2012 has been published and contains more details on measures announced in the Budget last December including increased mortgage interest relief for first-time buyers and the removal of the Irish citizenship condition from the €200,000 domicile levy. More details from the Bill here.

3. #TIT BONHOMME: The body of the skipper of the capsized fishing vessel Tit Bonhomme has reportedly been recovered. Michael Hayes has been missing since the trawler capsized off the west Cork coast in January. Crewman Saied Ali Eldin remains missing.

4. #CAVAN: Minister Alan Shatter has confirmed that the Defence Forces are looking to rent a property in Cavan for training reserves – the same town as had its barracks closed by the government in November.

5. #IRELAND: Have you heard Alec Baldwin’s joke about why he called his daughter Ireland?

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