Evening top 5: Scores arrested in Carlow; the Great British Break Up; what now for water charges?

The top stories this Tuesday night

45 arrested following major garda operation in Carlow

Carlow gardaí have charged 14 people following an operation to target crime.

Six of those charged are due to appear before Carlow District Court this evening.

A number of searches were carried out at locations and a total of 45 people have been arrested as part of Operation Thor.

Water charges: Where do we stand now?

Water charges have become one of the major political issues of our time, and arguably significantly influenced the outcome of the general election earlier this year.

The suspension of charges earlier in 2016 marked a temporary victory for those who opposed them - but there is no question the subject remains a major source of controversy, and has continued to provoke debate and headlines ever since.

So, where exactly are we at now in relation to Irish Water and water charges - and what could happen next?

Investigation over alleged anti-competitive practices in motor insurance market

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has launched an investigation into pricing in the motor insurance market.

It says it has issued witness summonses and information requests to major providers and industry groups representing insurers and brokers.

"The CCPC is currently investigating suspected breaches of competition law in the motor insurance sector", it says in a statement.

Ex-Liverpool star Steve Nicol opens up about how the Hillsborough tragedy impacted on him

During his 13-year spell at Liverpool in the 1980s and early '90s, the medals rolled in for Steve Nicol.

The former Scotland full-back won five league titles, three FA Cups and the 1984 European Cup.

It was a different era to the football of today and is told in his new autobiography 5 League Titles and a Packet of Crisps.

And he joined Off The Ball to chat about a career that has seen him manage in the USA and share a few tales and insights.

Commercial breaking point: Will advertising destroy the 'Great British Bake Off'?

First 2016 came for Bowie. Then it smeared its grubby prints all over Prince, Alan Rickman, and Gene Wilder.

Then it pulled the UK out of the European Union. And now it’s mooning us all with a soggy bottom.

Love Productions, the TV company that brought the TV show to the BBC in 2010, has announced that the show will be departing its midweek prime-time slot on the British national broadcaster and making its way to Channel 4.