Evening top 5: Uncertainty over future of water charges; Adam Johnson victim details "hardest year of her life"

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Welfare payments are made to some of the 73,000 people affected by glitch

The Department of Social Protection says payments to recipients who are Bank of Ireland and AIB customers have had their accounts credited.

It comes after some 73,000 people did not receive social welfare payments earlier due to a technical difficulty.

Customers of all other banks will receive their payment in their accounts tomorrow.

#RealityCheck: Will you pay your Irish Water bill?

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Over the next few weeks, the main parties will enter negotiations in order to try and form a government. There is a lot of speculation about how this will come about with many political commentators indicating that Fianna Fáil may support a minority government led by Fine Gael.

This morning, Ivan Yates stated that Enda Kenny will do anything to stay on as Taoiseach and with that in mind, he may begin negotiating on a red line issue for Fianna Fáil, that of the water charges, a deeply unpopular policy from the last government.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win big on Super Tuesday

Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton both had good nights on Super Tuesday as they claimed a number of wins on the road to the White House. 

Adam Johnson's victim releases statement detailing "hardest year of her life"

Adam Johnson (Picture by: Peter Byrne / PA Wire/Press Association Images)

The victim at the centre of the Adam Johnson trial has released a statement explaining how her life has been "turned upside down".

In the statement read by police outside court, the victim said she felt "used and let down" by the footballer, describing the last 12 months as the "hardest year of my life".

Johnson could face up to 10 years in jail after being found guilty of one charge of sexual activity with a child.

UK company has introduced 'paid period leave'

Coexist, a community interest company in Bristol, is believed to be the first company in the UK to introduce what can be described as 'paid period leave'.

Out of the 24 staff members, 17 of those are female, and they will be granted paid time off work whenever their cramps are feeling particularly intense.