Evening top 5: Government wins motion of confidence; Trump open to 'one state' Israel-Palestine solution

Wednesday's top stories on Newstalk.com...

Teen's video plea funds €500k cancer treament

More than €670,000 has been raised to support an Irish teenager's cancer treatment after her video went viral internationally.

In the video, Shantelle Tynan pleaded with the public to support her health care costs in the US and said specialist treatment in Houston, Texas would be her "last chance".

Government wins Dáil motion of confidence

Image: RollingNews.ie

The Government has survived a confidence motion in itself in the Dáil this evening.

The final result of the vote was 57 to 52. Fianna Fáil abstained from voting.

The motion passed with the backing of the Independent Alliance - who agreed to support Fine Gael after 'considering' withdrawing from the minority government over minister's handling of the Maurice McCabe controversy.

Bus Éireann unions postpone strike action

Unions at Bus Éireann have agreed to postpone planned strike action.

Workers at the company had been due to engage in strike action from 20th February amid an ongoing dispute over pay & conditions at the embattled transport company.

Trump open to 'one state' Israel-Palestine solution

President Donald Trump listens as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House. Picture by Evan Vucci AP/Press Association Images

Donald Trump says he wants both parties to make compromises if a peace deal is to be achieved between Israel and the Palestinians.

The US President told a news conference his administration supported a peace deal but it was up to Israel and the Palestinians themselves to make it happen.

“It’s time the State recognised that we all have a right to die how we want”

Kate Tobin - a former nun - spent most of her adult life in England, where she joined a French order, the Daughters of Providence when she was 20 years old.

She still felt called to the religious life and joined the Augustinian Sisters, a nursing order, in Liverpool, but left the order in 1999 when they made her choose between nursing, which she was training in, and another role.

Five years ago, aged 46, Kate started showing symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Following her diagnosis, she moved to Clonroche.