Evening top 5: Germany's advice on Apple; Dublin Bus anger; and 'The Godfather' mansion

The top stories this Friday evening

German MEP suggests Ireland should be kicked out of EU for not taking Apple back taxes

German MEP Martin Sonneborn called on Ireland to be ejected from the European Union for refusing to take €13 billion in back taxes from Apple.

Considering Sonneborn has form, however, it was hard to tell how much of his speech was delivered jokingly when he addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week.

Opinion: Why anger at Dublin Bus drivers is misplaced

The news yesterday that Dublin Bus workers will strike for 13 more days across this month and next triggered a predictable onslaught of anger and resentment.

Online commenters promptly called for their sacking, accusing the workers of greed and recklessness.

According to a survey carried out by Coyne Research, only 24% of people supported the strikers even before the dispute was further protracted.

A united Ireland has to be considered now in light of Brexit - McDonald

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald says the British exit from the European Union has given us the perfect opportunity to look for a united Ireland.

She says the border with the North is blocking our economic growth, and we need to remove it to improve our finances.

"The important thing is that Sinn Féin as a political party is, and remains, and increasingly grows and grows as a vehicle for progressive politics, for working people, working families north and south," she told the Pat Kenny Show here on Newstalk.

Emmet Ryan: There is a clear template to beat Dublin but can Mayo put it into action?

The template for beating Dublin is pretty clear, making it succeed is a whole other matter. That’s the task that faces Mayo in Sunday’s All-Ireland decider.

Mayo’s radical shift in style this year has come with heaps of teething pains. This season bears a lot in common with James Horan’s first season in charge in 2011, when he made big changes to the way Mayo played in order to make them capable of being All-Ireland contenders while their best players were hitting their peak years.

Mansion made famous in 'The Godfather' and 'The Bodyguard' up for sale

Buying a home is a big decision, but buying a piece of history is even bigger.

A property in the US known as 'The Beverly House' has gone on the market, with a reported US$195m (€174.8m) price tag.

It was formerly owned by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies.

Jacqueline and John F Kennedy also honeymooned at the property, which was seen in films such as 'The Godfather' and 'The Bodyguard'.