The top stories this Wednesday night
The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has effectively confirmed the Government will abandon its plan to scrap the Universal Social Charge.
In the Dáil this afternoon, Mr Donohoe confirmed the charge will now be merged with the PRSI - in line with pledges made by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during his bid to become leader of Fine Gael.
The pledge to phase out the USC is included in the Programme for Government, however Minister Donohoe insisted the new plans do not contradict previous promises.
Campaigners are warning that there will be a public backlash if the government's new bin-charges scheme results in high fees for consumers.
The government is hoping that a compromise reached with Fianna Fáil last night will diffuse the row over the controversial new charging scheme.
Following two hours of debate in the Dáil last night the government agreed to ask the Competition Authority to examine whether an independent regulator will be needed for the waste industry.
Broadcaster TV3 has confirmed that Vincent Browne will be stepping down as presenter of the 'Tonight' programme from the end of July.
He has been presenting the late night current affairs show for the past 10 years.
TV3 say his decision to step down is due to personal reasons.
The current plight of Bray Wanderers has been the talking point in League of Ireland football over the last week.
The huge investment undertaken in the recent past has seen improvements on the pitch but attendances at the Carlisle Ground remain poor.
The team are currently third in the SSE Airtricity league table but recent events indicate their good form could be coming to an end.
Volvo is to become the first mainstream car manufacturer to produce only electric or hybrid vehicles.
The Swedish firm's president, Hakan Samuelsson, said it "marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car".
It means that from 2019 all of its models will have an electric motor - so they will either be pure electric cars or hybrids that combine electric and conventional engines.