Evening top 5 : Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida after devastation in Haiti; Ireland squeeze past Georgia

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Hurricane Matthew leaves 136 dead in Haiti as state of emergency declared in Florida

President Obama has declared a state of emergency in Florida with deadly Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the state.

More than 1.5 million people living in low-lying areas and on the barrier islands have been told to "evacuate, evacuate, evacuate" by Governor Rick Scott, who has warned: "This storm will kill you."

The storm has claimed more than 130 lives in the Caribbean, and Florida has been warned to brace for a "catastrophic" impact from the Category 4 hurricane.

Seamus Coleman scores first international goal as Ireland squeeze past Georgia

Seamus Coleman's first goal in an Irish shirt was enough to ensure Martin O'Neill's side picked up maximum points in what turned out to be a wholly unimpressive 1-0 win. 

A limp first half showed all the signs of a narrow win or perhaps even an upset as Georgia knocked on the door, but Ireland did just enough to squeeze by their group D counterparts and make it eight wins from eight against the visitors.

Irish nurses considering strike action due to “unsustainable, unacceptable and dangerous” conditions

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) will ballot it members for industrial action if demands on pay and staffing levels are not met.

INMO General Secretary Liam Doran said union members are “broken and demoralised” and cannot cope any longer with reduced salaries and unpaid additional hours.

Whistleblower controversy: Tánaiste says Nóirín O'Sullivan is 'entitled' to full confidence

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has expressed her full confidence in Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan following the latest whistleblower allegations. 

But the justice minister again refused to comment on the content of claims made by whistleblowers from within the force. 

"Do not ask me as minister charged with defending the principles of justice that are fundamental to society to set aside those principles, in this or any case," she told TDs in the Dáil this afternoon. 

Dublin pharmacist praised after administering life-saving adrenaline pens to teenager

A Dublin pharmacist has been praised after administering a life-saving EpiPen to a 17-year-old.

The teenager - who has a nut allergy - suffered an allergic reaction on Grafton Street after drinking a chocolate drink.

Feeling unwell, she phoned her father who advised her to go to a pharmacy immediately.

Pharmacist Sarah Chambers gave the teenager, who had a rash and swollen lips, two adrenaline pens as they waited for an ambulance.