Evening top 5: Ibrahim Halawa thanks all those involved; Rail strike announced; and NRA message to Trump opponents

The top stories this Friday night

Ibrahim Halawa: 'Finally I can see the sky without bars'

Irish man Ibrahim Halawa has thanked all those involved in his being freed from prison in Egypt.

The 21-year-old Dubliner was freed from custody in Cairo at around 11.00pm Irish time on Thursday night.

The Irish embassy is providing support to Mr Halawa.

Unions at Irish Rail announce plan for five 24-hour stoppages

Workers at Irish Rail have announced plans for five 24-hour strikes as part of a pay dispute with the company.

It follows a meeting on Friday afternoon.

The trade union group representing all workers at Irish Rail have decided to serve notice on the company.

WATCH: Message from National Rifle Association says opponents of Trump "will perish"

The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) has delivered a chilling message to its members.

The group has posted a video on its website and social media channels.

It makes reference to US President Donald Trump - who received the support of the group during his election campaign.

Alert issued over confirmed measles cases in north Dublin

An alert has been sent to emergency departments and GPs in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow after two confirmed cases of measles.

The Department of Public Health HSE-East has been notified of the cases in north Dublin city.

An Outbreak Control Team has been sent to investigate and control the spread of the illness.

Location for Krispy Kreme's first Irish store revealed

US doughnut retailer Krispy Kreme has announced plans to open an outlet in Dublin.

The chain is set to open its first Irish offering at the Blanchardstown Centre, according to the Irish Independent.

However no date has yet been revealed.