Evening top 5: Labour's Aodhán Ó Ríordáin loses his seat; Mike Ashley reportedly considers Clerys bid

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Report finds Paddy Power encouraged problem gambler until he lost his home, jobs and family

Paddy Power encouraged a problem gambler to continue his habit until he had lost several jobs, his home and access to his children, according to a report by Britain's Gambling Commission.

The report also highlights failings to follow procedures to prevent betting machines being used to launder money from criminal proceeds.

Labour's Aodhán Ó Ríordáin loses his seat in Dublin Bay North

Labour Party candidate Aodan O'Riordan is eliminated at the count centre in the RDS | Image: RollingNews.ie

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin of Labour has lost his Dáil seat in Dublin Bay North. The junior minister had been tipped as a potential party leader.

Instead, the final seats went to Sinn Féin's Denise Mitchell, and Independents Tommy Broughan and Finian McGrath.

Mike Ashley reportedly considers Clerys bid

Billionaire owner of Sports Direct Mike Ashley is believed to be considering the purchase of the former Clerys building.

According to the Irish Times, the Newcastle United owner's representatives did not wish to comment on speculation, but did not rule out moving in on the property, which was purchased by the Natrium consortium for €29 million last June.

WATCH: Jose Aldo explains why he turned down the chance fo a rematch with Conor McGregor

Picture by: John Locher / AP/Press Association Images

With the news that Rafael Dos Anjos had pulled out of UFC 196 with a broken foot, there were a number of options put forward for a new fight, one of which was a rematch with Jose Aldo. 

While it has since been confirmed that White contacted both Aldo and Frankie Edgar before settling on a match against Nate Diaz, the question on everyone's lips has been why did the Brazilian turn down the chance at a rematch with McGregor?

Eoin McLove, Father Damo and Father Stone all turned up at a Dublin wrestling event

Father Ted star Frank Kelly passed away on Sunday. Coincidentally, Kelly died on the 18th anniversary of co-star Dermot Morgan's death.

The end of February is always a special time for Father Ted fans and that was no different in Dublin on Saturday night as Eoin McLove (Patrick McDonnell), Father Damo (Joe Rooney) and Father Stone all gate-crashed a wrestling event in Dublin's Tivoli Theatre.