Evening top 5: Man dies following Dublin shooting; tax revenue ahead of targets

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Ministers describe alleged assault at Dublin school as 'disturbing' and 'distressing'

The Education and Children's ministers have described the alleged sexual assault of a student at a Dublin school as very disturbing and distressing.

It follows a claim that a 13-year-old boy was allegedly sexually assaulted by other pupils at King's Hospital school, Dublin.

The school says the safety, health and welfare of the student concerned, and all students will continue to be their priority.

Man dies following shooting in Lucan in Dublin

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A man has died following a shooting in Dublin.

Gardaí say the body of a man in his 30s was discovered with gunshot injuries at Griffeen Valley Park, Lucan.

In a statement, the Tánaiste and Dublin Mid-West TD Frances Fitzgerald condemned the "brutal attack".

Government has received almost €800m more in tax receipts than planned

The Government has received €790 million more in tax receipts than planned.

The Exchequer Returns for November show income tax, excise duty and corporation tax are all ahead of projections.

VAT is significantly behind schedule, but the Department of Finance says this is partly due to repayments being higher than expected.

Taoiseach says 'a stream' of British banks and financial firms have enquired about moving to Ireland

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Enda Kenny says "a stream" of British banks and financial firms have enquired about moving to Ireland.

The Taoiseach says Ireland will compete fairly but firmly to attract business here after Brexit.

He was speaking during an interview with Bloomberg TV in New York, where he again predicted Brexit would take longer than two years to negotiate.

Man jailed nine years for attempted murder of his partner

A 63-year-old man who tried to kill his partner after she told him she was in love with somebody else has been jailed for nine years.

Patrick O'Rourke tried to stab Donna Foster to death at their home in Ballyvoloon in Cobh, Co Cork on the morning of August 11th last year.

O'Rourke and Ms Foster had been together for over 14 years.