Evening top 5: FF abstains from water vote; Dáil record gets corrected; and Google to scrap passwords

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Government defeats motion to abolish Irish Water

The Government has defeated an attempt by Sinn Féin to abolish Irish Water and scrap charges immediately.

Fianna Fáil abstained in votes tonight, meaning the minority had comfortable winning margins.

In the end the Government's counter-motion - which basically outlined the compromise deal reached with Fianna Fáil - passed by 59 votes to 38.

Taoiseach corrects Dáil record in the wake of O'Higgins Commission

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has corrected the Dáil record as requested to do so by Alan Shatter.

Mr Kenny did so in statements on the O'Higgins Commission.

Meanwhile, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has expressed full confidence in the Garda Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan.

Aer Lingus cancels 10 flights due to French Air Traffic Control strike

Aer Lingus say 10 flights are being cancelled on Thursday due to industrial action in France.

French Air Traffic Controllers are to hold another day of strike action.

The airline is calling on the European and French authorities to intervene.

Ryanair says it has also been forced to cancel over 70 flights on Thursday to, from and over France - with further delays likely.

Irish Olympic gymnast Kieran Behan shares his remarkable story

Kieran Behan spoke on tonight's Off The Ball about his struggles with traumatic brain injury, his preparation for Rio and day-to-day life trying to fund his dream.

"Life is pretty hectic at the moment," he said, "I'm training as much as I can. I train six days a week. My training is all about body management at the minute and getting myself to full fitness because I've just come off a very heavy routine."

How Google will make the password a thing of the past

Google has signalled that the end of the password is nigh for its Android OS as it prepares to start testing a ‘trust-based’ login system for your smartphone.

The method will employ a number of weaker indicators combining to create strong evidence that it truly is you.

Google has suggested that Project Abacus' Trust API could use a wide variety of biometric indicators, including voice patter, facial recognition, as well as how you move, type and swipe your screen.