Evening top 5: Water repairs continue; no US military service for transgender people; and tourism boost

The top stories this Wednesday night

First stage of repairing burst water pipe in Meath completed

Irish Water says the first stage of repairing the burst water pipe in Co Meath has been completed.

Water has been gradually released into the pipe after a specially made patch was inserted to try and fix the problem.

If there are no further issues, the water supply should start to return on Thursday.

US to block transgender people from military service

US President Donald Trump says transgender individuals will not be able to serve in the country's military.

In a series of tweets, Mr Trump said he had made the decision "after consultation with my generals and military experts".

He said transgender people will not be able to serve the US military "in any capacity".

Ireland moves to allow p***-ups in breweries

The Government has agreed to move a bill forward, which would allow craft breweries to sell their products to visitors.

The Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016 from the Labour Party provides for an automatic grant of a licence to sell liquor produced on premises to visitors at craft breweries and distilleries.

But the Government wants to see amendments to the bill first.

"Over the top" - The 2017 FAI AGM experience

At the weekend, the 2017 Football Association of Ireland Annual General Meeting took place at Hotel Kilkenny.

It did not take place behind closed doors but as The Irish Independent's football correspondent Daniel McDonnell did note, there was the presence of 5-6 security guards at the venue as he recounted the experience on Off The Ball.

Irish tourism records its best ever month in June

New figures show the number of tourists visiting Ireland was up 4.2% for January to June this year.

Tourism Ireland say this was the best ever month of June for Irish tourism, with almost one million arrivals.

However visitors from Great Britain dropped for the same period by 6.4% to 1.745 million visits.