Evening top 5: Prison officer injured in Belfast bomb attack dies; Irish schools mark Proclamation Day

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Prison officer injured in Northern Ireland bomb attack dies

A prison officer who suffered leg injuries in a bomb attack in Belfast 11 days ago has died.

The prison officer, named as 52-year-old Adrian Ismay of Hillsborough Drive, Belfast, was injured on March 4th when a bomb exploded under his van as he drove to work in east Belfast.

A dissident republican group calling itself the New IRA claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Police say they will wait for medical evidence before deciding what direction their investigation will take.

WATCH: Tricolour raised at schools around Ireland to mark Proclamation Day

Students celebrate Proclamation Day with Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe at Gardiner Street Primary School in Dublin | Image: Shane O'Neill Photography


The 1916 Proclamation has been read out by students at around 4,000 schools around the country as the Tricolour was raised.

It was part of Proclamation Day - which saw every educational institute mark the significance of the Proclamation.

Didn't get enough sleep last night? Here's what time you should go to bed at tonight

Many of us wake up in the morning feeling groggy and the very opposite of refreshed. Science been telling us for quite some time that our bodies need full sleep cycles to ensure we're properly rested. Waking up mid-way through a sleep cycle and lead to a horrific day. 

While what the scientists say sounds great, it can be difficult to know if you've made it through a full sleep cycle and when should one set their alarm. Enter Sleepyti.me

Convictions against former Anglo executives quashed by Court of Appeal

File photo of Tiarnan O'Mahoney leaving the Central Criminal Court in Dublin | Image: RollingNews.ie

The Court of Appeal has quashed the convictions of two former executives of Anglo Irish Bank.

Tiarnan O'Mahoney, who used to be second in command at Anglo, was serving a three year sentence after being found guilty of conspiring to defraud Revenue.

His co-accused Bernard Daly, who was company secretary at the former bank, was jailed for two years after being convicted of the same crime.

This is the only apartment available to rent in central Dublin for 2013's average price

After the property crash and the onset of Ireland's economic crisis rental prices in Dubin bottomed out in 2010, and rose to an average of €1,041 (State's Private Residential Tenancies Board data) for the county as a whole in 2013.

The market has risen rapidly since then, today the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) released data showing that rents in the capital are almost 0.5% higher than they were in 2007, due to a rise of nearly 2% in the last quarter of 2015.