The Evening Top 5: Nurses strike talks are still ongoing; Ibrahim Halawa's trial postponed for 12th time

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Ibrahim Halawa's trial postponed for 12th time

The 20-year-old Dubliner spent his third Christmas behind bars after his last trial was postponed on the 19th of December.

He is scheduled to appear in court again on March 6th.

Talks aimed at averting next week's planned nurses strike adjourned for the night

Talks between nurses and the HSE at the Work Place Commission have adjourned for the night.

The negotiations are being held today aimed at averting a major nurses strike at seven of the country's main hospitals.

Talks are due to resume in the morning.

Body found in garden in County Clare this afternoon

A body has been recovered in the search for a missing Clare man this afternoon.

A search had been underway for 65-year-old Michael Vaughan from Moyree, Ruan when Clare Civil Defence located remains at the rear of his property this afternoon.

German far-right group is staging a rally in Cologne following mass sex assaults

A German far-right group is staging a rally in Cologne following mass sex assaults on women in the city's centre on New Year's Eve.

People left homeless by flooding will be seen as Ireland's "first climate change refugees"

People left homeless by recent storms are to become Ireland's first climate change refugees, according to a leading climatology professor.