Evening top 5: Pat Hickey says he is not to blame for OCI bill; Google hit with record €2.4bn antitrust fine

The top stories this Tuesday evening...

Fianna Fáil slams judicial appointments bill as 'a really bad piece of legislation'

The Dáil has been told that a new bill to overhaul the nomination of judges is "a really bad piece of legislation".

Fianna Fail has insisted the overhaul is being driven by "one or two members of Government who really don't know what they're talking about".

EXCLUSIVE: Pat Hickey says he is not to blame for OCI bill of €1.5m

Former head of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI), Pat Hickey, has spoken for the first time since his arrest in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Mr Hickey was arrested last August as part of an investigation into alleged ticket touting.

It was announced that Mr Hickey would step aside as OCI president following his detention.

Google hit with record €2.4bn antitrust fine by EU

Google has been fined €2.4 billion after the European Commission ruled that it had "abused its dominant position by systematically favouring” its own services.

The fine is the regulator's largest yet against a company accused of manipulating the market to its own ends, beating a €1bn fine dished out to Intel in 2009.

Organisations around the world hit by yet another cyber attack

Picture by: Oleg Reshetnyak/AP/Press Association Images

Organisations and companies around the world are reporting a major cyber attack. 

Experts believe it is a ransomware attack, similar to the WannaCry attack that occurred earlier this year. 

Chernobyl's radiation monitoring system is among the most serious digital networks affected.

HSE to reunite elderly couple housed in separate nursing homes

The HSE says it will reunite an elderly couple as soon as possible, after the pair were separated by not being housed in the same nursing home.

Michael and Kathleen Devereaux, both in their 80s, rang RTE’s Livelineyesterday, distraught at having been separated after 63 years.