The Evening Top 5: Thomas 'Slab' Murphy jailed for tax offences, Luas resolution talks collapse

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Thomas 'Slab' Murphy jailed for 18 months over tax offences

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy has been jailed for 18 months, for failing to file tax returns for his farming activities between 1996 and 2004. In December, Mr Murphy (66), who lives at Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth, was found guilty of nine counts of tax evasion.

Brian O'Driscoll says Eddie Jones went too far with comments about Johnny Sexton

As Ireland look towards their crunch tie with old rivals England tomorrow, Brian O'Driscoll and former England great Jeremy Guscott, addressed the scathing comments issued by Eddie Jones during the week. 

Luas resolution talks collapse

Talks to resolve the ongoing pay row at Luas have collapsed before they've even begun. Escalating differences between management at Transdev and SIPTU means that talks have been shelved due to the unlikelihood of reaching an agreement.

Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump for President

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has endorsed Donald Trump in his bid to become the presidential nominee for the Republican Party. Gov. Christie was a candidate himself, before dropping out of the race after a poor showing in New Hampshire earlier this month, and surprised many by choosing to back Trump on Friday.

"Game Of Thrones" author announces big twist in book for character killed off on show

Back in 1996, author George R. R. Martin kicked off his A Song Of Fire And Ice series with A Game Of Thrones. In the 20 years since, Martin has written and published four more books, most recently A Dance With Dragons in 2011. Moving at a much faster pace, the TV adaptation series Game Of Thrones kicked off on HBO in 2011, has already had five seasons, and is now proceeding with events despite not knowing where Martin has planned on taking the characters to next.