The Evening Top 5: General Election register overstated by half a million

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Register for General Election 2016 overstated by almost half a million people

The electoral register for the upcoming general election is massively overstated by a minimum of half a million people, leaving huge potential for fraud on polling day, an investigation by Newstalk has established.

A comparison of the electoral register with the latest census population figures shows there are more than 488,000 too many people entitled to vote – an overstating of the register by 15%.

Conor McGregor lodges legal proceedings over breach of privacy

Conor McGregor and his girlfriend Dee Devlin are preparing for a legal battle with the Sunday World after pictures of their home were published in the paper. 

The UFC star is claiming a breach of privacy, and according to The Irish Times, proceedings were lodged last week. 

The piece in the Sunday World featured images of the UFC star's house in Kildare as well as the cars he owns parked outside it.

Weather warnings issued as heavy rains and storm winds descend on Ireland

Met Eireann has issued a series of weather warnings ahead of strong winds and heavy rain on Tuesday.

The forecaster has issued a wind warning, a rainfall warning and a weather advisory – all status yellow - covering various parts of the country.

There is also a status orange gale warning in effect from 4pm on Monday, with gale to storm force south the southwesterly winds developing overnight and early tomorrow and all coasts and the Irish sea.

Gardaí await DNA results on body-parts found in Kildare canal

The results of DNA tests on body parts found in the Grand Canal at Sallins are expected tomorrow.

Gardaí are trying to establish if the pieces are from murdered 33-year-old Kenneth O'Brien - whose torso was found in a suitcase on January 16th.

Members of the public made the latest find in County Kildare last night - while Garda follow-up searches revealed more evidence.

Chief Superintendent of the Kildare division Barry McPolin today told the press that they are concerned that the murderer is still at large.

Be like Bill? How a stick-figure took over the Internet and everyone learned to hate him

While by their very nature something only becomes a meme when it spreads widely around the Internet, few memes in the history of web culture have managed to become so universally hated in the space of seven days.

But that is the case with Be like Bill, the stick-figure man who became the Internet’s figure of hate.