Evening top 5: Ulster and Ireland rugby stars to face rape charges; Orange Order 'RIP'; and Breaking Choos

The top stories this Tuesday night

Two Ulster and Ireland rugby stars to face rape charges

Two Ireland and Ulster Rugby players are to face rape charges after an alleged attack in south Belfast.

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding strenuously deny the offence.

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and their club say they take the allegations "extremely seriously" and neither will play until the case is over.

Orange Order wants members to stop using 'RIP' phrase

The Orange Order in Northern Ireland has asked its members to stop using the term 'RIP' to express grief or sympathy after a death.

It said the phrase - an abbreviation of 'Rest In Peace' - is unbiblical, un-Protestant and a form of superstition connected to Catholicism.

In a publication marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the order called on Protestants to stop using the phrase.

Man jailed for life for murdering special needs brothers in Mayo

A 30-year-old man is beginning a life sentence after being convicted for a double murder in Co Mayo.

Alan Cawley from Four Winds in Corrimbla, Ballina beat brothers Jack and Tom Blaine in the home they shared in Castlebar in 2013.

In a victim impact statement delivered just after Cawley was found guilty of the double murder, Jack and Tom Blaine's cousin Paul Dunne described his cousins as defenceless, old age pensioners with special needs who minded their own business and enjoyed the simple things in life.

Can Mayo recover in time after their Cork epic? James Horan shares his insight

Mayo were pushed right to the brink by Cork in the All Ireland qualifiers on Saturday.

In the end, Stephen Rochford's side prevailed by a 0-27 to 2-20 after extra time in an exhilarating clash.

There is little time for Mayo to catch their breathe though as Connacht champions Roscommon await in the All Ireland quarter finals this Sunday, July 30th.

Breaking Choos: Michael Kors to buy Jimmy Choo for €1.15bn

Luxury fashion brand Michael Kors is to buy footwear-maker Jimmy Choo for around US$1.35bn (€1.15bn).

Under the terms of the sale, Jimmy Choo shareholders will receive 230p (257c) per share.

The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies.