Evening top 5: Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president; Tánaiste moves to clarify details of 2015 McCabe email

Catch up with the top stories this Tuesday evening...

High Court approves €15m settlement for boy who suffered brain damage during his birth

The High Court has approved a €15m settlement for a boy who suffered irreversible brain damage during his birth at the Coombe Hospital in Dublin.

Eoin McCallig from Dunkineely in Co Donegal was born with cerebral palsy after being deprived of oxygen before he was delivered.

"I had no knowledge of the details that later emerged" - Tánaiste releases McCabe email

Frances Fitzgerald. Image: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

The Tánaiste has insisted she only became aware of the details of a Garda strategy to discredit Maurice McCabe when they came into the public domain.

Leo Varadkar told the Dáil last week that Frances Fitzgerald only became aware in May 2016 that the Garda legal team had been instructed to call into question the motives of the whistleblower.

This afternoon, the Taoiseach admitted that the Tánaiste and then Justice Minister had received an email about a dispute between the Garda legal team and Sergeant McCabe in May 2015.

Teen suicide bomber kills at least 50 people in Nigeria

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing on a mosque in northeast Nigeria, according to police.

Police say the young bomber was mingling with worshippers in the town of Mubi when he detonated his explosives.

Police spokesman Abubakar Othman said the number of dead could rise further "as those seriously injured could add to the figure".

Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during a live broadcast at State House in Harare. Picture by: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/Press Association Images

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resigned, the country's parliamentary speaker has said.

The announcement came as the parliament was beginning impeachment proceedings against Zimbabwe's leader.

There were celebrations in the chamber as Mr Mugabe's resignation letter was read out.

Settlement reached over fatal 2015 Berkeley balcony collapse

A settlement has been reached of all claims in relation to the 2015 Berkeley balcony collapse in California, in which six young people died.

A fourth floor balcony collapsed on June 16th, 2015 at the Library Gardens apartment complex in Berkeley, which killed five Irish students and one Irish-American.

The terms of the settlement are confidential.