Evening top 5: Trump calls for end to green card lottery system; Blanchardstown security operation stood down

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Trump wants to 'immediately' end green card lottery system after New York attack

US president Donald Trump says he wants to tighten the country's borders, including plans to scrap the green card lottery, after yesterday's terror attack in New York.

The response came as police said the attack, which claimed the lives of eight people, was carried out "in the name of IS".

NYPD deputy commissioner of counter-terrorism John Miller said it appeared suspect Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov planned the truck rampage for several weeks.

Gardaí stand down operation at Blanchardstown Centre

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Gardaí have finished carrying out searches at Blanchardstown Centre in west Dublin.

A number of units, including armed gardaí, attended the scene after an alert was raised at around 5pm this evening.

The centre was evacuated during the security operation.

Sinn Féin, DUP blame each other for ongoing Stormont stalemate

Sinn Féin and the DUP are blaming each other for a 10-month stalemate in setting up a Northern Ireland executive at Stormont.

It comes as the Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire is moving to bring forward a budget for Stormont from Westminster.

The two parties have been locked in talks with no sign of agreement.

PICTURES: Grafton Street landmark Bewley's café re-opens its doors

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One of the country's most famous cafés has re-opened its doors.

Bewley's Grafton Street is welcoming back customers after a multi-million euro refurbishment.

Management say elements of the original café have been carefully restored - such as the Harry Clarke windows, the open fireplaces and the Egyptian-modified facades.

Report finds there could be additional 400,000 false breath tests

The Policing Authority says it cannot reassure the public that issues with false breath tests and fixed charged notices would not happen again.

A new external report carried out for the Policing Authority has found there could be an additional 400,000 false breath tests on top of the almost 1.5 million already discovered.