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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 should know by 5pm.

1. #A YEAR IN: In its annual self-assessment, the Fine Gael/Labour coalition has said it achieved much of what it had planned for the first year in Government. Taoiseach Enda Kenny has also outlined his priorities for the next 12 months.

2. #ARAS11: Seán Gallagher’s complaint about a tweet used by RTÉ’s Frontline programme during a presidential candidate debate last year has been upheld by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. The watchdog ruled its incorrect attribution to the official Martin McGuinness Twitter account was “unfair” to the complainant.

3. #SYRIA: Humanitarian aid agency the Syrian Red Crescent has been granted access to the struggling Baba Amr neighbourhood in the besieged city of Homs. The UN’s humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has also visited the region today as international pressure increased on President Assad to allow aid agencies on the ground to deliver relief to citizens affected by a violent crackdown on dissent.

4. #SHOOTING: One of the two men killed during a multiple shooting in Kildare last night is believed to have links to organised crime. The victims were shot after a number of men burst into the Kilcock housing estate house and opened fire. Two other men were injured in the incident.

5. #HORSES: Nine horses were injured on railway tracks between Rosslare and Enniscorthy in Wexford this morning after they were struck by an Iarnród Éireann train.

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