The Evening Top 5: Cork brothers big winners at Rio, Dublin Bus vote in favour of strike action

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"You think there's going to be partying? Oh wow!" - There's one thing on the O'Donovans' minds now

The O'Donovan brothers, Paul and Gary, have really captured the imagination after sealing Ireland's first medal success of Rio 2016.

The Irish duo not only performed well but are clearly good craic to hang out with - as Off The Ball found out when they joined Ger Gilroy on the line.

They had earlier told Newstalk's Jonathan Healy that they will be staying in Rio until the end of the Games to celebrate and that means one thing.

Dublin Bus drivers vote 95% in favour of strike action

SIPTU represented drivers at Dublin Bus have voted in favour of strike action as part of an ongoing pay dispute.

They're looking for a pay rise in line with the 18.3% given to LUAS drivers recently.

Dublin Bus drivers attached to SIPTU have voted by 95% for strike action.

It follows the trade union's rejection of recommendations from the Labour Court last month in a long-running dispute over pay.

Drone strike has killed ISIS's Afghanistan and Pakistan leader

The leader of Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been killed by a US drone strike, a top Afghan diplomat has said.

The hit on Hafiz Saeed Khan in eastern Afghanistan was revealed by the country's ambassador to Pakistan.

A spokesman for the US military in Afghanistan said they are investigating a report a local IS leader is dead but they cannot yet confirm if it is true.

US senator calls for more immigration from Ireland

A rising star of the Democratic Party has called for more immigration from Ireland, rebuking Donald Trump’s plan to deport millions of undocumented migrants from the US.

Cory Booker, a senator from New Jersey, told Newstalk reporter Shona Murray that the contribution of emigrants are “what makes America great”.

“I’m pro-immigration. I think we need more Irish immigration,” he said.

“I’d like to send out a message to folks in Ireland: you’ve a great country, and if you want to come to the United States, we love the Irish here.”

Two arrested in relation to Thailand bombings

Two people have been arrested after a series of bomb blasts targeting tourist resorts in Thailand.

At least four people have been killed and more than 30 are injured in 11 blasts within 18 hours in cities and resort towns across the south of the country.

Some of the devices were reportedly left in plant pots and detonated remotely using mobile phones.