Evening top 5: Taoiseach visits Donegal floods; Public Services Card concerns; 'wardrobe bed' rental property

The top stories this Friday night

Taoiseach says it is "extraordinary" nobody was killed in Donegal floods

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is in Co Donegal to see the damage caused by devastating flooding this week.

Government departments met earlier and Donegal County Council has been told that whatever funding is required will be provided.

Speaking in Donegal, Mr Varadkar said: "I think you have to see it to understand the scale of the damage that's been done.

"What really occurs to me is it's just extraordinary that nobody was killed or seriously injured."

Call for Oireachtas debate amid 'concerns' about Public Services Card

Organisations representing the elderly have expressed concern over an admission that the Public Services Card is "mandatory" to access social protection services.

On Newstalk Breakfast earlier, Minister Regina Doherty claimed the card is not compulsory as "nobody is required by law" to have one.

But she said Government departments will refuse to provide citizens with the basic public services they are entitled to if they refuse to sign up.

Fianna Fáil's spokesperson for social protection, Senator Catherine Ardagh, has said it is essential that the Oireachtas are given an opportunity to debate and consider the concerns.

Single room with 'wardrobe bed' advertised on property website

A listing has gone up on a property website, advertising a one-room flat with a 'wardrobe bed'.

The property, located in the Rathmines area of south Dublin, is listed for rent of €650 a month.

In the description posted on Daft.ie, it says the "studio flat" is in a period property with electric heating.

Conor McGregor's agent: 'We had serious conversations about what the word boy means'

Ahead of tomorrow night’s ‘Money’ fight we’ve been chatting to Audie Attar, Conor McGregor’s manager.

He shared his experiences working with the Irish fighter since before his UFC debut, hinted at what the future holds for this ‘blue chip’ brand, and discussed his own life story and the difficulties of growing up as an Iraq-born American.

Talk soon turned to his perspective of the race controversy which McGregor found himself embroiled in after refering to Floyd Mayweather as ‘boy’ on a number of occasions.

Samsung heir sentenced to five years in prison in South Korea

The billionaire heir to the Samsung empire has been sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of offering bribes.

Lee Jae-yong was also found guilty by a panel of three judges of embezzlement, hiding assets overseas, concealing profits from criminal acts, and perjury.