Evening top 5: Stardust tragedy set for new evidence review; Homelessness figures reach record high; Euromillions winners come forward

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Stardust tragedy set for review of new evidence

The government has agreed to order a new review of the evidence surrounding the Stardust nightclub fire in Dublin.

The tragic blaze in 1981 took the lives of 48 people.

Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance have agreed to appoint an independent figure to review some 'new and updated evidence' that has reportedly come to light.

Should the existence of the new evidence be confirmed, the government will then set up a full new commission of investigation.

Homelessness figures reach new record high

The latest government figures have revealed that the number of homeless people in Ireland has risen above 7,000 for the first time.

Focus Ireland has warned that the newly released government report shows the homelessness crisis is deepening.

However the charity has welcomed the news that the number of homeless families did not rise in December.

Bus Éireann issues fresh negotiations appeal

The acting chief executive at Bus Éireann has issued a plea to staff unions to engage in cost-cutting talks with the company “as a matter of urgency.”

Ray Hernan has been appearing before the Oireachtas Transport Committee this afternoon to outline the financial difficulties facing the company.

He said he is not “scaremongering” when he says the entire company could go out of business - with the loss of 2,600 jobs - if “drastic and decisive” action is not taken.

EuroMillions jackpot winner has come forward

The National Lottery has confirmed that the winner of last night's EuroMillions jackpot have come forward.

It was revealed last night that a ticket worth €88,587,275 was sold in Ireland.

The National Lottery this afternoon confirmed that the ticket holders have been in touch with them.

However, they have not revealed where the winning ticket was sold.

Trump to start building Mexican wall

US President Donald Trump has said he expects to begin building a wall on the border with Mexico within months.

The President said in an interview with ABC News that planning for it was well under way - and repeated his pledge that Mexico will pay for it.

Mr Trump told the television network that while US taxpayers would initially fund it, Mexico would ultimately foot the bill, with reimbursement negotiations starting "relatively soon."