Evening Top 5: Haiti death toll soars as Hurricane Matthew lashes US coast; Lance Armstrong talks to Off the Ball

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Former High Court judge appointed to review Garda whistleblowing allegations

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has revealed details of the review into the Garda whistleblowing controversy.

Two senior officers have claimed they were involved in the smearing of a whistleblower.

The allegations were made under protected disclosures legislation.

Lance Armstrong: "I was a complete dickhead"

Lance Armstrong has stated that he was "a complete dickhead" in the way that he dealt with Paul Kimmage during his investigation of the doping scandal that surrounded the cyclist.

Speaking to Ger Gilroy on Off The Ball in an exclusive interview, Armstrong apologised for his treatment of Kimmage, and stated that he has done his best to make amends to all the people who were caught up in the fallout after his house of cards came crashing down.

Haiti death toll soars as "Monster" Hurricane Matthew lashes US coast

There are fears the "monster" hurricane lashing the US coast could cause a storm surge of flood water up to 11ft high.

At least 842 people have already been killed as Matthew leaves a devastating trail through Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.

US President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as the hurricane travels along the coast.

Dublin Bus workers vote to endorse pay deal

Union members at Dublin Bus have voted to endorse the pay deal negotiated at the WRC.

Bus drivers with SIPTU voted by 58% to 42% in favour of the proposals, while all other grades approved the deal by majorities of between 70% to 90%.

NBRU members, meanwhile, accepted the deal by 79%.

Luas Green Line service suspended until 6:30am tomorrow

Thousands of Dublin commuters will have to find an alternative way home from work today as the Luas Green Line will be out of action until 6:30 tomorrow morning.

Luas operator Transdev said the stoppage is due to a fault with an overhead line and apologised to passengers.

The company is investigating how the fault occurred with repair crews set to work throughout the night to bring the line back into operation.