Evening top 5: Political parties and mental health; HSE 'regrets any distress' over cancer diagnosis problems

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Meteor and Eir customers left without service following "major fibre break"

A number of Meteor customers were left without service after “a major fibre break”, according to parent company Eir.

There was also disruption to phone and broadband service for 4,000 fixed line customers in the Leinster region.

The incident occurred near Passage East in Co. Waterford and has left customers experiencing difficulties with top ups, MMS services and data.

#RealityCheck: Why are the main parties not taking mental health seriously?

The importance attached to the issue of mental health by the four main political parties can best be illustrated by the amount of space devoted to the issue in the party manifestos.

Fine Gael has 294 words, Fianna Fail 273 words, Labour Party 153 words and Sinn Fein just 87 words. Therefore between them the so called 'Big Four' can only manage a total of 807 words between them.

HSE 'deeply regrets any distress' caused by cancer diagnosis problems at Wexford General Hospital

The HSE says it 'deeply regrets any distress' caused by problems diagnosing cancers at Wexford General Hospital.

A leaked review of 600 patients' bowel screenings at the hospital has found around 12 cases of cancer were missed by tests between 2013 and 2014.

It follows a recall of patients who had undergone screening at the facility.

WATCH: Eurovision announces biggest change to voting since 1975

Image: EBU

The voting in the Eurovision Song Contest is set to be radically transformed this year.

In previous years, the results of the professional juries and viewers have been presented as a combined result - each accounting for 50% of the final score.

But from this year, the professional juries and televoters will each award a separate set of points - from 1 to 8, 10 and 12.

There may not be many more opportunities to see Conor McGregor fight in Las Vegas

UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor has hinted that he may only fight in Las Vegas two more times in his career.

McGregor was speaking to SevereMMA.com in Dublin earlier this week when he revealed his time fighting in Nevada may be coming to a close. McGregor fights Rafael dos Anjos in Las Vegas next month.