Evening top 5: Mortgage arrears; Donald Trump's Christmas; and Irish flights

The top stories this Monday evening

Number of mortgages in arrears declines for 13th consecutive quarter

New figures show the number of mortgages in arrears for principal dwelling houses (PDH) fell further in the third quarter this year.

It says a total of 79,562 accounts were in arrears - a decline of 3.1% compared to the same quarter of last year.

This also marks the 13th consecutive quarter of decline.

"We're going to start saying 'Merry Christmas' again!" - Donald Trump declares

US President-elect Donald Trump has made his feelings on this time of year clear - telling people 'Merry Christmas' is back.

In a Facebook post, Mr Trump simply declares: "We're going to start saying 'Merry Christmas' again!".

This is seen in reference to the fact that 'Happy Holidays' is used by many people who may not celebrate Christmas, or be of the Christian faith.

WATCH: Ryanair passenger starts trad session in the cabin

We've all been on that night flight that is quite subdued and everyone just nods off - but not this one.

One passenger on a Ryanair flight from Copenhagen to Dublin on Sunday started an impromptu trad session.

Several passengers are seen clapping along with the violin - and several others have their smartphones out recording it.

Katie Taylor reveals she "lost a bit of passion" for boxing towards the end of her amateur career

Katie Taylor says she won't compromise who she is by engaging in trash-talking and also admits she wasn't happy towards the end of her amateur career.

The 2012 Olympic gold medal winner stepped up her pro career on Saturday night with a second win since turning professional after defeating Viviane Obenauf to follow up a victory on her debut.

Ireland will handle recording-breaking 1.1 million flights this year

It has been another busy year at Irish airports, but the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has confirmed that 2016 will be a record-breaker.

It forecasts it will handle over 1.1 million flights in Irish controlled airspace and at the three State airports.

By the end of November, total flights handled by the IAA in 2016 stood at 1,026,000. That is up 8.6% on the same 11 months in 2015.