Evening top 5: Budget 2017 changes; Irish hotel best in the world; and Apple's USB port

The top stories this Wednesday night

Major changes to be made to first-time buyers scheme in Budget 2017

he Government is set to make major changes to the first-time buyers scheme, which was announced in Budget 2017.

The Finance Bill to be published tomorrow will give legislative effect to the tax changes outlined in the budget.

But this will also see changes to the help-to-buy scheme.

Irish hotel named best in the world by travel magazine

Several Irish hotels have made it into a list of the top 50 best in the world.

The Ballyfin Demesne in Laois actually topped the list at number one.

Readers of US-based Condé Nast magazine voted in the 2016 Readers' Choice Awards.

Millions of ratings and over 75,000 comments were submitted.

Legislation to clamp down on rogue agencies offering false abortion information

Legislation has been introduced in the Dáil to clamp down on rogue agencies offering false information about abortion.

It comes after a clinic in Dublin wrongly told an undercover reporter that women who have abortions are more at risk of breast cancer.

"There are more breast cancers found in groups of women who had abortions than any other group", a counsellor claimed.

An emotional Peter O'Mahony says Anthony Foley is an "incredible loss" to Munster

Munster's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus and captain Peter O'Mahony have paid tribute to Anthony Foley at an emotional press conference in Limerick.

Speaking publicly for the first time since Foley's death last weekend, Erasmus paid his condolences to the Foley and Hogan and families, and confirmed that Munster's game against Glasgow Warriors will take place this Satuday as has been scheduled.

First it was the headphone jack, now Apple look set to scrap the USB port

The Apple rumour-mill is constantly in action. The latest bout of speculation involves the company's line of computers.

A MacBook Pro, Air and iMac event will take place on October 27th, and it looks as though a big change could be on the way.

The event is thought to be taking place Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, suggesting a low-key event, but fans are still incredibly excited to see the new machines.