Evening top 5: Obama's get Freedom of Dublin; waiting lists; and Facebook scam

The top stories this Monday night...

Barack Obama to be made Honorary Citizen of Dublin

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have been awarded the Freedom of Dublin City.

Councillors voted by a majority to bestow the honour, which acknowledges the contribution of people and important visitors to the city.

No financial or other benefits are attached to the award, but it does carry some interesting symbolic privileges and duties.

Simon Harris responds to hospital waiting list discrepancies 

The Health Minister Simon Harris says there are still too many people who have to wait for treatment.

Minister Harris was responding to data which shows the number of patients waiting for operations or medical procedures is considerably higher than the numbers on the waiting lists published by the the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF).

The NTPF has responsibility for collating waiting list data.

Two Irish men arrested in Amsterdam

Two Irish men have been arrested in the Netherlands.

The incident happened in central Amsterdam, at Rembrandt Square, at around 8.45pm local time last night.

A man approached police saying he had been threatened with a handgun.

Brian O'Driscoll: Ireland issues from Scotland game are fixable

Brian O'Driscoll feels the issues that cropped up during Ireland's opening Six Nations defeat to Scotland are fixable.

Joe Schmidt's side started poorly in Murrayfield as the Scots earned early tries.

While an Irish fight back saw the lead taken in the second half, late penalties saw Scotland secure victory by a 27-22 margin.

Facebook Messenger scam steals passwords

If you use Facebook Messenger, keep an eye out for the following message. If it pops up on your screen, don't click on the link, simply ignore it.

Many people reported seeing this scam over the weekend, myself included. Clicking on the video brings users to a page that asks them to log into Facebook with their email and password.