Evening top 5: Ivan returns; Tusla allegations; and Green in 2017

The top stories this Thursday night

Ivan is back!

Newstalk 106-108fm has announced that Ivan Yates will return to the airwaves this spring with a new, agenda setting, two hour show.

Ivan will bring his unique style to a new weekly programme from 11am to 1pm each Sunday. He will be discussing an eclectic mix of politics, business, current affairs and sport with a wide range of top class guests. The new programme will kick off from Sunday, April 2nd.

Why Tusla could become part of garda whistleblower commission

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness claims the child and family agency, Tusla, had a file in relation to allegations made against garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

He has queried whether the agency will become part of the Commission of Investigation into an alleged smear campaign against Sergeant McCabe.

The Kilkenny deputy raised the issue in the Dáil with Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald earlier.

Tusla says it cannot comment on any individual cases.

Five food businesses served with closure orders last month

Five closure orders were served on food businesses in January, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

The orders were issued on businesses in Cork, Dublin, Limerick, and Meath.

Donnacha Ryan and Cian Healy return for Italian job

Joe Schmidt has named his Ireland team to play Italy this weekend in Rome, following last week's loss to Scotland in Edinburgh.

Donnacha Ryan missed Saturday's game with Scotland due to a knee injury, but travelled with the squad to Edinburgh. He replaces Iain Henderson in the starting 15. Cian Healy also takes his place in the team, in place of Jack McGrath.

Record number of sites going green on St Patrick's Day

One World Trade Center in New York and Barcelona's Plaça de Catalunya are amoung new venues going green for the first time this St Patrick's Day.

Tourism Ireland has announced details of some of the famous attractions and sites around the world which will go green in 2017.