Evening top 5: Renewed call for Halawa intervention; Kilkenny discovery; and Adidas fan designed kits

The top stories this Tuesday evening

Call for intervention in Halawa case as Egypt reportedly rejects release request

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams is appealing to Taoiseach Enda Kenny to intervene in the Ibrahim Halawa case.

It comes after the Egyptian parliament is reported to have rejected calls from the Irish Government for his release.

The Dubliner has been held in an Egyptian prison, without trial, for nearly three years.

Several female medieval skeletons discovered in Kilkenny

Four medieval skeletons have been found during a dig at St Mary's Church in Kilkenny.

All of the skeletons are female: there are two children (aged around 8-years-old), a young adult in her teens/early 20s, and an adult aged around 25 plus.

The teenage girl appears to have not had an easy life, as her spine was damaged from prolonged lifting of heavy weights and one of her legs appeared to be shorter than the other - meaning she would have walked with a pronounced limp.

Black taxi drivers experience 'daily discrimination' at Irish taxi ranks

The number of racist incidents reported to the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) increased by 11% last year.

The figure was revealed today at the launch of a new campaign encouraging people to report racism when they witness it.

The ICI said that just over a fifth of reported incidents took place on public transport, with most relating to passengers abusing transport staff.

Kevin Kilbane joins Off The Ball team as new co-presenter

Newstalk has today revealed that Off The Ball is welcoming a new co-presenter - former Ireland international soccer star Kevin Kilbane.

He will join Joe Molloy and Ger Gilroy in studio weeknights and will also be in the Premier League commentary box alongside Nathan Murphy and Dave McIntyre at the weekends.

Adidas calls on fans to design new kits for some of the world's most iconic clubs

Adidas is giving fans the opportunity to design the third choice kits of some of the worlds's biggest clubs.

It has launched its Creator Studio - a digital platform that allows users to make their own kits for six top clubs: Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, AC Milan and Rio's Flamengo