Evening top 5: Flanagan 'concerned' by Arlene Foster remarks; 'quickie' divorce referendum being considered

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Charlie Flanagan 'very concerned' by Arlene Foster's remarks about Irish government

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The Minister for Foreign Affairs says he is 'very concerned' by claims Dublin was trying to poach investment and undermine the economy of Northern Ireland following the UK's Brexit vote.

Charlie Flanagan says he has contacted the North's Economy Minister Simon Hamilton to express his concerns over the remarks by First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster.

Referendum on 'quickie' divorces being considered

Irish voters may get a referendum on quicker divorces.

Currently, the constitution requires that married couples be separated for four years before qualifying for divorce. Josepha Madigan, a Fine Gael TD, has proposed reducing this to two years. Support for her private member’s bill is gaining momentum in Leinster House.

Italian prime minister pledges to rebuild all buildings destroyed by latest earthquake

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People in Italian towns hit by a 6.6 magnitude earthquake have been warned they could be hit by a "domino effect" of aftershocks.

People were pulled from the rubble in towns across central Italy and 20 were injured after buildings collapsed when the earthquake hit "like a bomb" at 7.40am local time on Sunday.

Democrats call for FBI to release 'more detailed information' about Clinton email investigation

Top Democrats have demanded the FBI release "more detailed information" about its new investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private emails.

Senators Thomas Carper, Patrick Leahy, Dianne Feinstein and Benjamin Cardin have written a letter to the agency's director, James Comey, and given him a deadline of Monday to respond.

"A fan that got lucky": League of Ireland stalwart Pat Flynn announces retirement in heartfelt statement

Longford's Stephen Rice and Pat Flynn celebrate with the First Division Trophy in the dressing rooms ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Longford town, and League of Ireland veteran, Pat Flynn has announced his retirement from football.

The 31-year-old made his final domestic league appearance for Longford Town on Friday night to cap off a career which included berths at Waterford, Shamrock Rovers, St. Pat's and Shelbourne as well as the midland club.