Evening top 5: Body discovered at flat in Dublin; evacuations expected as Hurricane Matthew heads towards US

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All-island forum to be held in Dublin next month as hard Brexit looms

The government is to hold an all-island forum on Brexit next month, it has been confirmed.

The meeting will be hosted by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan in Dublin on November 2nd.

Invitations will be extended to a range of civic society groups and businesses, as well as representatives of the main political parties on the island.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man's body discovered at flat in Dublin

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Gardaí have appealed for witnesses following the discovery of a man's body at a flat in Dublin.

Officers were called to an incident at the flat on South Circular Road - close to the junction with Bloomfield Avenue, Dublin 8 - this afternoon.

An injured man - aged in his 20s - was discovered on the road close to the scene.

Hurricane Matthew batters Haiti as US authorities plan evacuations

A million people on the South Carolina coast are set to be evacuated as Hurricane Matthew heads towards the US.

The state's governor Nikki Haley says the mass evacuation order is expected to be issued on Wednesday afternoon unless there is a major change in the hurricane's path.

Matthew has already wreaked destruction further south in the Caribbean where several people have died.

If you fancy working for Ryanair they're hiring 3,500 people

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Irish airline Ryanair has announced today that it will create 3,500 jobs in 2017.

This news comes as the company plans to take delivery of 50 new aircrafts in the next 12 months. It will hire 2,000 new cabin crew, 1,000 pilots and 250 aircraft engineers, as well as promoting over 300 First Officers on its command upgrade programme across its 84-base European network.

Ireland's hopes of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup move a step closer

The IRFU's bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup has cleared another hurdle as they achieve candidate status.

The sport's governing body, World Rugby has confirmed that the bids of Ireland, France and South Africa have all passed the final checks before the selection process begins.