Evening top 5: Apple ordered to pay €13bn to Ireland; Pat Hickey released from Brazilian jail

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'Why is Ireland liable for Apple taxes in other jurisdictions?' - Noonan

The Finance Minister Michael Noonan is insisting Ireland is not responsible for collecting taxes from Apple for activities outside the country.

Mr Noonan has accused the European Commission of trying to influence tax policy 'through the back door', after it said there had been illegal state aid and €13bn should now be recouped.

The Government and Apple say they launch appeals to have the ruling overturned in the European courts.

"There is no substantive proof of any wrong doing on my part" - Pat Hickey

OCI president Pat Hickey | File photo: PA Images

Pat Hickey has been released from a Brazilian jail on house arrest.

In a statement, Mr Hickey confirmed he had been released from the police detention system.

He said: "I will now stay in Rio and my lawyers will proceed to have the charges laid against me set aside as there is no substantive proof of any wrong doing on my part."

"It's not within our normal range to think about it" - Psychotherapist on Cavan tragedy

Investigations are continuing following a murder and suicide in Co Cavan.

Post mortems are to be carried out today on the bodies of five members of the Hawe family, who were found dead in their home in Ballyjamesduff yesterday.

The deceased have been named locally as primary school deputy principal Alan Hawe, aged in his 40s, his wife Clodagh, aged in her 30s, and their three sons - Liam (13), Niall (11), and Ryan (6).

Dublin Bus drivers will strike for six days next month

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Dublin Bus drivers are to strike for six days next month as part of long-running dispute over pay. 

Full-day work stoppages will be held on September 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 23rd and 24th.

Trade unions SIPTU and NBRU said notice of industrial action was served on management this morning. 

Islamic State's official spokesman reportedly killed near Aleppo

Islamic State's official spokesman, Abu Muhammad al Adnani, has reportedly been killed near Aleppo.

Quoting a "military source," the Islamist group's Amaq News Agency reported he was killed "while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo".

A US defence official said it carried out an airstrike in Al Bab, Syria, targeting a senior Islamic State official, but he stopped short of confirming al Adnani was the target.