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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you up to speed with the five things you should know as you head out the door.

1. #CRECHE: Links Childcare, one of the creches at the centre of the controversy arising from a Prime Time undercover investigation, has said it “deeply regrets” the distress that has been caused. Meanwhile, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil he was shocked by what he saw in the programme and wondered “God knows what has happened in other locations.”

2. #PROPERTY TAX: “Less than five per cent” of homeowners are set to miss property tax deadline. That’s according to the Revenue chairwoman Josephine Feehily who says that 1.72 million properties are accounted for out of an estimated 1.9 million. The deadline for filing for the property tax is 8pm this evening.

3. #MICHAELA PICTURES: The editor of the Sunday Times in Mauritius was found guilty today of publishing images of Michaela McAreavey’s dead body. Imraan Hosany’s lawyers confirmed that their client would appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. The 27-year-old school teacher was killed while she was on honeymoon at he Legends Hotel on the island in January 2011.

4. #ALCOHOL: Irish people drink 700 times more than they should and are at a high risk of cancer as a result. The most recent figures show the average drinker aged over 15 consumes over 11 litres of pure alcohol every year.

5. #HADFIELD REPLACED: The International Space Station has welcomed three new members – Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, who will eventually take over from Chris Hadfield as commander of the ISS, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano. Their expedition will last 166 days.

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