Evening top 5: Fianna Fáil 'concerned' at rent plans; Email scam; and global corruption

The top stories this Tuesday evening

Fianna Fáil 'concerned' over plan for 4% cap in rent increases

Fianna Fáil say they have "genuine concerns" over plans for a 4% cap in rent increases in major cities.

The limit on annual rental increases is being proposed under new measures published by the Government today.

Housing Minister Simon Coveney wants the measures put into law before Christmas but Fianna Fáil is reportedly looking for the cap to be lowered.

Minister Coveney unveiled new measures to limit rent increases, which he wants to turn into law before Christmas.

Revenue has issued a warning over email scam

These scams seem to be a dime a dozen at the moment, but Revenue has issued a fresh warning to consumers following the circulation of phishing emails, using Revenue as a cover.

The body issued the following statement yesterday.

"This week the Revenue Commissioners have become aware of fraudulent emails and SMS (text messages) purporting to come from Revenue seeking personal information from taxpayers in connection with a tax refund or seeking credit/debit card details.

"These emails and text messages did not issue from Revenue."

Newborn baby rescued from the Mediterranean "beautifully healthy", charity says

A medical charity say a baby born after his mother was rescued in the Mediterranean is "beautifully healthy and doing well".

The MV Aquarius - a search and rescue vessel operated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE - took 678 people on board over a two day period.

They are now disembarking at Cantania, Sicily.

WATCH: Afghan "plastic bag boy" finally meets Lionel Messi

Last January, the story of a young Afghan boy made world news, when he was pictured in a blue and white plastic bag, pretending to be Lionel Messi.

Murtaza Ahmadi, was identified and found after a wide social media search. He was sent a signed Argentina jersey by Messi, with the promise that the two would eventually meet.

The two finally met on Tuesday in Doha. Barcelona are currently in Qatar, ahead of a mid-season friendly with Al-Ahli, just days before their derby with Espanyol.

$1tn of transactions worldwide tainted by bribery, World Bank says

The World Bank estimates that US$1tn of transactions worldwide are tainted by bribery each year.

In a brief on anti-corruption, it says the total economic loss from corruption is estimated to be many times that number.

It has set a goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity for the poorest 40% in developing countries.