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1. Fifa is reeling this afternoon – after several of its officials were arrested in Zurich as part of a major corruption probe.

2. It’s all kicked off in the Dáil, in the wake of last night’s Aer Lingus deal announcement by the government.

3. The Vatican’s top diplomat has called the same-sex referendum result “a defeat for humanity“.

4. Ireland’s laws on smacking children have been found to be in breach of European law.

5. And the death café is coming to Dublin (but don’t worry, it’s not as worrying as it sounds).

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