The Evening Top 5: General election will be called tomorrow; Hilary Clinton claims victory in Iowa caucus

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Taoiseach confirms the general election will be called tomorrow

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed he will dissolve the Dáil tomorrow and announce polling day. However he refused to be drawn on the actual day voting will take place.

"History: made" - Hillary Clinton thanks supporters after claiming Iowa victory

US Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton had a simple message for her supporters after she claimed the narrowest of victories in the first proper test of her US Presidential campaign.

Kilkenny man accused of murdering ex-girlfriend believes she was part of a conspiracy

The trial of a Kilkenny man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend has heard he believed she was part of a conspiracy against him. Shane Smyth of McGuinness House, Evans Lane has pleaded NOT guilty to the murder of 26-year-old Mairead Moran by reason of insanity.

ESB and Road Safety Authority warns candidates not to hang posters on electricity poles or road signs

The ESB is advising general election candidates not to hang posters on any electricity poles. Similarly, the Road Safety Authority is asking general election candidates not to erect posters - in any way - which may obscure road signs.

Taoiseach expresses disgust and revulsion with allegations of foster home abuse

The Taoiseach has told the Dail that words cannot express the revulsion he feels about the allegations of abuse at a foster home in the south east. This evening Enda Kenny's told the Dail that a structured investigation should be able to get at the truth, and he expressed his horror at the allegations: