Evening top 5: Taoiseach talks Brexit; private sector pay hikes; and Twitter mutes cyberbulling

The top stories this Tuesday night

Taoiseach meets Arlene Foster in Dublin to discuss Brexit

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has met with Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster at Government Buildings to discuss the implications of Brexit.

There have been tensions between the two leaders, after the DUP leader refused to attend Mr Kenny's all-island forum on Brexit.

Meanwhile, Ms Foster has denied suggesting at her party conference that the republic was trying to "poach" investment from the North.

"We believe it's fair and reasonable" - Private sector unions to seek 4% pay rise

Private sector unions are to seek a 4% pay rise for their members next year.

It follows a meeting of the private sector committee this morning.

The union say the claim would see full-time workers receive a minimum increase of €1,000 next year.

The chairperson of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) private sector committee John Douglas told Newstalk Drive what the union wants.

Irish Rail customers could see 50 minutes added on to journey times by 2021

Irish Rail commuters could be facing longer journey times and a decrease in service.

A new report has warned that the company is facing a funding gap of €103m per year from 2017 to 2021.

The Rail Review 2016 Report was published Tuesday.

It says an increased funding of this level per year will bring the spending on the maintenance of the network and the fleet up to an appropriate level and start the investment in refurbished and new fleet to meet future growth.

WATCH: Liam Neeson narrates spine-tingling promo for Ireland's Rugby World Cup bid

Irish rugby today announced that it was entering the "Candidate" phase of the selection process to decide the host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

As part of the announcement, Nowlan Park, Casement Park and Páirc Uí Chaoimh have all been touted as venues for games to be held as well as traditional stadiums like Croke Park, Lansdowne Road and Munster rugby stronghold, Thomond Park.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for Ireland to host one of the world's biggest sporting events and we intend to ensure Ireland's proposition will be world class and compelling," Chairman of Ireland's RWC 2023 Bid Oversight Board Dick Spring said in a statement today.

As part of the announcement, Irish Rugby have also released a short video, narrated by Liam Neeson, to say that Ireland are "ready for the world".

Twitter expands 'mute' function to help tackle cyberbullying

Social media site Twitter is to allow its users to mute keywords in an effort to curb cyberbullying.

The new feature will be rolled out in the coming days.

Presently, the 'mute' feature allows people to silence accounts they do not want to see Tweets from.

Now Twitter is expanding it to notifications - enabling people to mute keywords, phrases, and even entire conversations.