Evening top 5: Mixed response to new climate plan; loaded firearm seized at Dublin train station

The top stories this Wednesday evening...

Investigation after alleged sexual assault in south Dublin

A young Spanish woman is recovering after an alleged serious sexual assault in Dublin.

The 18-year-old has reported the attack took place at the weekend.

She met an Irish man in the city centre on Saturday, but was persuaded to take a southbound DART.

"Nothing new" - Campaigners disappointed with Government's climate plan

Ministers launch Ireland’s first statutory National Mitigation Plan. Image: Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment / RollingNews.ie

Campaigners and opposition politicians have expressed disappointment with the Government's new plan for tackling climate change.

The new National Mitigation Strategy includes 106 proposals, which are aimed at lowering carbon emissions in line with global targets.

Students use Snapchat to highlight state of Dublin housing market

Students from UCD are going undercover around the city to highlight the shocking state of the capital’s housing market.

The UCD Student’s Union (UCDSU) is using Snapchat to warn renters about what they can expect when they enter the housing market – and they are hoping their videos can make it to the Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

Seanad backs bill to end Good Friday alcohol ban

Photo: RollingNews.ie/ Guinness

The Seanad has passed a bill to pave the way for alcohol to be sold on Good Friday.

The Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 was passed unanimously in the upper house after the Government made amendments to make sure the new law applies to pubs and not just hotels.

Loaded firearm recovered at Dublin's Connolly Station

Gardaí say they have recovered a loaded firearm as part of an investigation into organised crime.

A man in his 20s was arrested at around 3.15pm at Connolly train station.