Evening top 5: Stormont elections called; Istanbul suspect arrested; and new phising scam

The top stories this Monday night

Northern Ireland elections to be held on March 2nd

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British Prime Minister Theresa May have discussed the upcoming election in Northern Ireland.

The two leaders spoke by phone on Monday evening.

It comes after elections were called for Thursday March 2nd by the Northern Ireland Secretary of State, James Brokenshire.

"I propose that a draft Order in Council be brought forward shortly to set an election date of Thursday 2nd March and to dissolve the Assembly from the 26th January meaning its last sitting day will be the 25th", Mr Brokenshire said.

Man suspected of Istanbul nightclub attack arrested

The man suspected of carrying out the New Year's Day shooting at an Istanbul nightclub has been arrested, according to local media.

Abdulkadir Masharipov is believed to have opened fire at Reina nightclub, killing 39 and wounding 69 others.

According to local TV, the Uzbek national was arrested after a raid on a home in the Turkish capital's Esenyurt district.

Two women killed after road traffic accident in Louth

Two women have died in a road collision in Louth.

It happened in Hunterstown, Ardee on the N2 on the main Dublin to Derry Road after 7.00pm.

It is understood they may have got off a bus when they were struck by a car.

The sons of 1990s footballers: Eleven players who have followed in their fathers' footsteps

For any football fans with a pretty clear memory of the 1990s, the news that Patrick Kluivert's son Justin has made his senior debut for Ajax makes one feel decidedly old.

After all, it was only in 1995 that Kluivert senior scored the winner in a Champions League final before he had even turned 20.

But one begins feeling even older when for example, a player born on June 30th 1998 - the same day David Beckham was sent off for kicking Diego Simeone (more on El Cholo and his son later) - is scoring for Everton against Manchester City.

Warning: Yet another phishing scam is doing the rounds

We've highlighted phishing scams before, but there seems to be no let up in the number of attempts made on a weekly basis. Once again, consumers are being urged to keep their eyes peeled for another scam mail.

This time, the people behind the phishing attempt are posing as Bank of Ireland. Many people, including non-Bank of Ireland customers - have received the following mail in the last number of days.