Evening top 5: G20 protests; Waste company slammed; and backlash after blogger cautioned by gardaí

The top stories this Thursday night

Riot police fire water cannon at G20 protest in Hamburg

Riot police have fired water cannon and tear gas at protesters who hurled bottles and bricks on the eve of the G20 summit in Germany.

Officers in helmets and equipped with riot shields faced off against the demonstrators on the streets of Hamburg.

US President Donald Trump and other world leaders are due in the city tomorrow for the G20 summit.

The demonstration was dubbed 'Welcome to Hell' by anti-capitalist groups.

Waste company slammed for "outrageous" new customer terms

The Government is under pressure to provide regulation of the waste industry "as quickly as possible" after it emerged one of the country's largest waste companies is attempting to claim the right to enter customer's property.

The new rules, included in the latest amended contracts from Panda Waste, have already been circulated to some of the company's 150,000 households.

The terms and conditions will also see customers fined up to €25 for failing to segregate waste properly.

Ministers criticised after blogger cautioned by gardaí

Ministers have been accused of using gardaí as their personal police.

The issue was raised in the Dáil this afternoon.

It follows the detention of a blogger while travelling through Dublin Airport last week.

Kilkenny rampant in Under-21 Leinster final win

Kilkenny claimed the Bord Gáis Energy Leinster GAA Under-21 Hurling Championship title on Wednesday after a commanding display saw them overcome Wexford at Nowlan Park.

Eddie Brennan's charges dominated from the off in an impressive performance which bodes well for the future of hurling in the county after a 0-30 to 1-14 win. It is their first title at this level since 2012.

Qatar Airways launches new daily Dublin route amid embargo on Doha

Qatar Airways has launched a new direct service between Dublin and Doha.

The airline's group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, was in the capital Wednesday to host a gala dinner to mark the occasion.

Mr Al Baker said the airline is committed to bringing more visitors to Dublin and boosting tourism for its neighbouring cities.