Evening top 5: Hickey charges, Dublin Bus strike and Áras Attracta review

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Brazilian prosecutor lays charges against Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon

The office of the Public Prosecutor in Rio has formally laid charges against Pat Hickey and THG executive Kevin Mallon.

The indictment relates to their alleged involvement in ticket touting at the 2016 Olympic Games.

They and a number of others are accused of charges including touting, money laundering, false marketing and tax evasion.


All Dublin Bus services to terminate from 9pm on Wednesday ahead of strike

Dublin Bus has said all services will terminate from 9pm tomorrow night as a first round of work stoppages get underway.

Trade unions SIPTU and the NBRU agreed a series of 48-hour stoppages across the month of September, beginning this Thursday. 

SIPTU hit out at the announcement this afternoon, saying drivers had intended to work the night before beginning industrial action. 


Áras Attracta review finds the centre "did not respect the residents as individuals"

A review of the Áras Attracta facility in Mayo has found that the home did not respect the residents as individuals.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) today published the independent report of the Áras Attracta (McCoy) Review Group.

The report says that residents at the centre for adults with intellectual disabilities suffered isolation and institutional conditioning.


Man arrested in NI over Regency Hotel murder challenges extradition

A man accused of taking part in the fatal shooting of a man at a boxing event in Dublin is fighting extradition from Northern Ireland.

Kevin Murray was arrested last night in connection with the death at the Regency Hotel in February.

The 46-year-old was detained in Strabane, Co Tyrone, on foot of a European arrest warrant. 


NUI Galway only Irish university to rise in latest international rankings

All of Ireland's universities, bar one, have slipped down the international rankings.

The latest QS World University Rankings show NUI Galway has moved up 22 places to 249th in the world.

The chart of over 4,000 third level institutions puts MIT in Boston at number one, followed by Stanford and Harvard.