Evening top 5: Oireachtas delegation in Egypt; Israel truck attack; and UTV becomes be3

The top stories this Sunday evening...

Oireachtas delegation to raise Ibrahim Halawa case on visit to Egypt

A delegation from the Oireachtas is to raise the case of Irish man Ibrahim Halawa during a four day visit to Egypt.

The group, led by Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl, were invited by Dr Ali Abdel Aal - speaker of the House of Representatives of Egypt.

In a statement, the Oireacthas says the purpose of the visit is to discuss parliamentary relations and foster bilateral cooperation in the areas of foreign relations, communications, agriculture, trade, transport and tourism.

Four dead as lorry rams into soldiers in Jerusalem

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has strongly condemned an attack in Jerusalem, after a lorry rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers as they got off a bus.

At least four people were killed and many more injured.

A police spokeswoman said the incident was being treated as a "possible terrorist attack" after the truck veered off course and struck the soldiers who had just disembarked from a bus.

She said the attacker, a Palestinian man, had been neutralised.

Pope Francis tells mothers to breastfeed their children in church

Pope Francis has encouraged mothers attending mass in Rome to breastfeed their children in church.

He made the comment after babies began to cry during a baptism service in the Sistine Chapel.

The Pope suggested the children might be hungry and said mothers should feel free to breastfeed, according to Vatican Radio.

WATCH: Steven Gerrard pays special visit to young Liverpool fan suffering from cancer

11-year-old Liverpool fan Charlie Rimmer was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in February, and has been battling the disease ever since.

The rare condition affects just 35 children a year in the UK and, after Charlie's family were told that there is no treatment available to her at home, they began a fundraising campaign online to try and source the £37,000 needed to send her to Germany for a trial treatment.

UTV Ireland enters its final hours of broadcasting

From Monday morning, Ireland will have a new TV channel - as UTV Ireland is rebranded as part of the TV3 Group.

UTV Ireland is to be called be3, and commence broadcasting at 7.00am on Monday January 9th on all platforms except of Sky.

Service on the Sky platform will begin from around 10.00am.

While the current TV3 will also be renamed simply '3'.