Evening top 5: ASTI teachers to strike; Trump facing new sex accusations

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ASTI teachers to strike over seven days

The Minister for Education has said "severe disruption to students and parents is inevitable" following the decision by secondary school teachers to take strike action.

The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) has announced seven days of strikes over the next three months.

The action is in response to lower pay for recently qualified teachers and the worsening of ASTI members’ terms and conditions.

Ched Evans not guilty of rape after retrial

Footballer Ched Evans has been found not guilty of raping a young woman, following a retrial.

The jury took around three hours to reach their verdict in the retrial, which came after an original guilty verdict four years ago was quashed by the Court of Appeal.

The 27-year-old Chesterfield striker had always denied raping the 19-year-old waitress at a Premier Inn hotel near Rhyl in North Wales five years ago.

Donald Trump facing new sex accusations

A former candidate on the US version of The Apprentice has come forward to accuse Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual conduct.

The allegation comes on the same day another woman claimed the Republican Presidential candidate groped her in a Manhattan nightspot.

Summer Zervos, a candidate on the fifth season Trump’s NBC reality TV show, The Apprentice said he made inappropriate sexual advances towards her during a visit to Los Angeles in 2007.

Government under pressure to scrap new Help-To-Buy scheme

Housing Minister Simon Coveney is coming under increased pressure to scrap the new help-to-buy scheme introduced as part of Budget 2017.

Sinn Fein has today labelled the idea as “foolish,” while the Fianna Fáil spokesperson on housing, Barry Cowen has called the scheme “blatantly unfair.”

Under the scheme first time buyers will be able to avail of a tax rebate paid over a four year period.

Brian O'Driscoll picks out the Joey Carbery attributes that are impressing him most

Brian O'Driscoll has been impressed by Joey Carbery as the Leinster youngster prepares for his first big European game for the province.

Leinster begin their European Champions Cup pool stage campaign at home to Castres at the RDS on Saturday.

Head coach Leo Cullen has left Jonathan Sexton out of his starting team for the game, with 20-year-old Carbery wearing 10 instead.