Evening Top 5: A mother's tears; the IFA picks a pres; and a real bite in the backside

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Man jailed five years for dangerous driving causing death of toddler in Dublin

A young father of one has been jailed for five years for dangerous driving causing the death of a toddler in the Phoenix Park.

Ciaran Lane of Ashington Avenue, Cabra in Dublin drank a litre of vodka and took two grams of cocaine before he knocked her down.

In her moving victim impact statement, Katarzyna Siatka described the moment a beautiful sunny day at the Phoenix Park with her daughter turned into a nightmare.


Here comes the sun

Temperatures are expected to soar to an unbelievable 17 degrees tomorrow - and the rest of the week is expected to be mostly dry and sunny.

According to Met Éireann, sunny spells are also expected to develop later on Tuesday afternoon, with temperatures reaching 11 to 15 degrees.


Conor McGregor puts out cryptic tweet implying retirement.

Conor McGregor has published a cryptic tweet, with the words that he has "decided to retire young". 

The UFC featherweight champion is due to take on Nate Diaz in a welterweight rematch at UFC 200 this July.

The 27-year-old Dubliner's tweet this evening read, "I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya's later".

Attention iPhone users: Beware of this scam

There's yet another phishing scam doing the rounds at the moment, this time targeting iPhone users. Apple have issues a warning to customers to flag the spam message which is targeting certain devices.

This particular scam in an attempt to gain access to personal information and details via iCloud.


Corkman hospitalised after bite from rat hidden in toilet

Residents have been advised to watch their backsides during floods, after a man in east Cork was bitten by a rat while sitting on the throne.

Yesterday, Cllr Noel Collins reported an incident in the bustling commuter town of Midleton, Co Cork, to Cork County Council after asking them to investigate the possibility of flushing rat poison through the sewer system.

"The flooding resulted in another problem for residents, that of rat infestation, which really upset many families, mentally and physically, and indeed, one elderly gentleman suffered a rat bite to his posterior while using his toilet, and had to receive immediate medical attention," he told Cork's Evening Echo.