The Evening Top 5: Luas workers reject deal, Funeral for Donegal drowning victims took place today

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Luas workers reject pay offer, set to strike over Easter weekend

Tens of thousands of people will have to find alternative transport this weekend as Luas strikes are set to go ahead. In the past hour drivers at the company voted overwhelmingly to reject a pay deal of up to 18.7 per cent over 33 months.

Funeral of five Buncrana drowning victims took place in Derry today

The funeral for the extended family members who tragically drowned in Donegal at the weekend has taken place in Derry. The five died after their car slipped on algae and went off the pier in Buncrana on Sunday evening. They were Sean McGrotty, his two sons Mark (12) and Evan (8), the boys' grandmother Ruth Daniels and her daughter Jodi-Lee.

"I don't want to retire" - John Giles talks about his post RTE soccer panel plans

Earlier today, John Giles released a statement to confirm that his time with the RTE TV Soccer Panel will end after the upcoming Euro 2016 tournament. Tonight he spoke to Off The Ball's Joe Molloy about the news and emphasised that he has no intention of retiring just yet after leaving a panel he has graced with Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady for so long together.

How to monetise your blog: "My blog finances my son's college education"

As a blogger, the question I’m asked more than any other is ‘Can you actually make money blogging?’ The simple answer is yes and I know this because I am currently guiding my two sons through college using just the finances raised through and because of my blog. As a single mam, just 5 years ago, I was living pay-day to pay-day. My ability to live off my blog is the true measure of personal success to me.

Time Magazine to name Panti Bliss one of the world's most influential people

Panti Bliss is on course to be named one of Time Magazine's most influential people in the world. As part of the public vote for the Top 100 influencers Panti was described as a global champion for equality and one of Ireland’s most prominent advocates for LGBT rights.