Evening top 5: Major security review underway at Dublin Airport; Irish winner scoops Euromillions jackpot; Negga nominated for Oscar

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Major security review underway at Dublin Airport

The Tánaiste and Justice Minister has confirmed that a full review of border security at Dublin Airport is underway - saying an alleged breach is "completely unacceptable."

Three men appeared in court this afternoon after an alleged human-trafficking operation was detected at the state’s main airport.

Two of the group are Aer Lingus staff members.

This evening, the Tanaiste, Frances Fitzgerald told the Dáil that maintaining the security of our borders is an “absolute priority.”

Firearms seized in Dublin "loaded and ready to use"

Gardaí say a number of the firearms in the haul found in Dublin today were loaded and ready for use.

A cache of 20 Guns, with ammunition, was seized during a search at Greenogue Industrial estate near Rathcoole.

The haul - including an assault rifle, a sub machine gun and semi automatic pistols - was picked up as part of an ongoing operation targeting organised crime groups.

Irish winner scoops massive Euromillions jackpot

Someone, somewhere in Ireland has just won the Euromillions jackpot - worth over €88m.

Tonight’s draw was worth a total of €88,587,275 and according to the National Lottery there was just one jackpot winner.

It is not yet known where the winning ticket was purchased - or if the winner was a single ticket holder or syndicate.

Ruth Negga nominated for best actress Oscar

There were, as ever, a few surprises when the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards were released this morning. In a break from tradition, there was no live announcement or giggles at mispronounced names, with the Academy instead releasing a video that was played on Good Morning America.

One of two Irish nominees is costume designer Consolata Boyle, taking her second nomination for Florence Foster Jenkins, which also saw its star Meryl Streep receive a 'Best Actress' nomination. Streep will compete with Irish actress Ruth Negga, who was nominated for her role in Loving, likely elbowing out Amy Adams in what was the most competitive category for the second year running.

Trump proceeds with Dakota pipeline construction

President Trump has signed an order allowing construction to restart on an oil pipeline through Native American lands in Dakota.

The Dakota Access Pipeline, or DAPL, has sparked major protests near the Standing Rock Sioux Native American Indian reservation over fears that it will disturb the sacred burial ground. 

Former president Barack Obama blocked construction of a disputed segment of the pipeline back in December.