Evening top 5: Call for action after exposé on Irish puppy farm; Luas drivers face docked wages over strikes

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ISPCA calls for action after BBC exposé on Irish puppy farm in Cavan

The ISPCA is calling on the Departments of Environment, Agriculture and local authorities to take definitive action against dog breeders who flout the law.

It comes after a BBC Panorama programme filmed inside one of the largest licensed puppy farms in the country in Co Cavan.

Rory McIlroy: "Honestly, it is the only time my mind has gone blank on a golf course"

Picture by: David J. Phillip / AP/Press Association Images

It's been a career of immense success already at just 27, and Rory McIlroy shared plenty of anecdotes and insights from his major-winning career. 

The World No 3 was speaking at An Evening With Rory at Dublin's Convention Centre on Newstalk in association with the Rory Foundation, and one moment he looked back on with host James Nesbitt was his final round collapse at the 2011 Masters Tournament. 

Judge orders arrest of former politician Ivor Callely

A judge has ordered the arrest of former politician Ivor Callely, who failed to turn up to court to face an action to have him jailed for non-payment of a debt.

The disgraced ex-Fianna Fail politician and Minster of State was jailed for five months in 2014 for using false invoices to claim expenses €4,207 at Leinster House, Kildare Street between November 2007 and December 2009 while he was a member of the Seanad.

BBC takes recipes off the menu, as food website is to close

Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry,Chef Michel Roux, Jr and Janet Street-Porter (l to r) at the opening of the BBC Good Food Show in London | Image: Sean Dempsey / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Britain's BBC has confirmed its food website carrying more than 11,000 recipes is to close.

"All existing recipes are likely to be archived, though whether some could move to the commercial BBC Good Food website is still to be decided", the BBC says. It adds that TV show recipes will be posted online, but will only be available for 30 days after publication.

Luas operator to dock full day's wages from drivers taking part in four-hour strikes

The Luas operator has confirmed it intends to deduct a full day’s wages from drivers taking part in part-day strikes next month.

Transdev managing director Gerry Madden told Newstalk's Pat Kenny Show that the company would not pay driver grade staff engaged in four-hour stoppages for any part of their shift.