Evening top 5: Probe into DART derailment; Josephine Pender dies; and Canada-Shannon flights

The top stories this Wednesday night

Investigations after DART derails north of Dun Laoghaire

Irish Rail say several investigations are underway after a DART train experienced a low speed derailment.

It happened north of Dun Laoghaire at around 6:15pm on Wednesday.

There is no report of injuries to anyone onboard.

Mother of missing Offaly woman Fiona Pender dies

The mother of missing woman Fiona Pender has died.

Josephine Pender became a national figure in the campaign to find the remains of her daughter.

Fiona and her unborn child disappeared in 1996 from Tullamore, Co Offaly.

Dr Rhona Mahony on 8th Amendment: 'Clinical decisions are being made in a criminal context'

The Master of the National Maternity Hospital has defended her criticism of the 8th Amendment.

Dr Rhona Mahony says the section of our Constitution which protects the right to life of the unborn is too 'ambiguous' and means surgeons may have to wait too long before intervening in some cases.

She is also unhappy that it forces doctors to make medical decisions in the context of criminal repercussions.

Paris and Los Angeles confirmed as Olympic host cities

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that the next two games will be held in Paris and Los Angeles respectively.

The French capital is to host the games in 2024 and the US city will do the same in 2028.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: "Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028.

"This historic double allocation is a 'win-win-win' situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC.

New routes to Canada and Spain for Shannon Airport

Two airlines have announced new services from Shannon Airport.

Air Canada is to run a direct service to Toronto operating from June to October next year.

The service will operate four days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

While Irish carrier Ryanair is to launch a new twice-weekly service to Spain from next year.