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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 stories you need to know before you head out the door.

1. #PENALTY POINTS: Although a report into garda practices on terminating penalty points found no evidence of corruption or criminal conduct, three “possible breaches” were identified by assistant commissioner John O’Mahoney.

2. #SCATHING: In a swinging attack less than an hour after the penalty report was published, Minister Alan Shatter criticised TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan for his “incorrect” and “self-serving” public statements about the affair.

3. #SHOOTING: Gardaí investigating the shooting of a man at a gym in Glasnevin this morning are searching for a silver Mini with a Northern Ireland registration plate. The victim is in a critical condition in the Mater Hospital.

4. #THE CORRS: Jim Corr appeared before the Commercial Court today in relation to an unpaid loan worth over three-quarters of a million euro. The musician’s barrister acknowledged that the musician’s financial affairs were “chaotic” and the court heard that he currently spends most of his time at a house owned by his German friend Florian Karrer.

5. #BUS ÉIREANN: Good news for commuters as Bus Éireann workers will operate services as normal tomorrow despite no agreement being reached during intensive talks today. It is thought that negotiations looking for a compromise between management and unions could go on for some time.

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