The Evening Top 5: Storm Gertrude approaches; battle commences over Banking Inquiry findings

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Wind warnings issued for every county, as Storm Gertrude approaches

Met Éireann has issued two national weather warnings in preparation for Storm Gertrude.

It says the storm will bring severe winds to Ireland and the UK overnight Thursday and into Friday morning.

An orange wind warning is in place for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Longford, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

It says southwest winds of 65 to 80 km/h are forecast overnight - gusting to 130 km/h at times.

PULSE garda system used as "some sort of social website for gossip" - Alan Shatter

It has been claimed some members of An Garda Síochána were using the PULSE computer system "as a social website".

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter made the claim over inappropriate access to the system by gardaí.

A review carried out following a Garda Inspectorate report in 2014 highlighted systemic failures in recording practices on the garda internal computer system.

Parties react to Banking Inquiry report findings

A member of the banking inquiry has called on Fianna Fáil to apologise for former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan's claim that "we all partied".

Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty says the claim is dismantled by the findings of yesterday's report.

Deputy Doherty was speaking as the Dail debated the findings of the report, which he refused to sign.

He says the report shows how the public hold little responsibility for the banking collapse.

Back to the future? DeLorean cars set to go back into production

DeLorean cars - made famous by the 'Back To The Future' movies - are set to go into production again for the first time in around 33 years.

The car was originally made by the DeLorean Motor Company in Northern Ireland.

Around 9,000 cars were made between 1981 and 1983. Only 6,500 are still believed to exist.

EU decision blocks Supermac's euro-expansion amid protests from McDonald's

Pat McDonagh, owner of the Galway-based fast food chain says he is taking legal advice having lost his two-year trademark battle with global giant McDonald's over the use of “Mac” in the name of its fast food restaurants outside of Ireland.

In a split decision the EU Office for Harmonisation, based in Alicante in Spain, ruled that Supermac's can still use its brand name if it begins trading across the EU, but can’t sell its meat, fish, chicken nuggets or chips products under the name because confusion might arise for English-speaking customers as to whose restaurant they are in. 

Mr McDonagh has described the decision as "contradictory" and "questionable."