Evening top 5: Terror arrests in Dublin; organ donation plans; and online passports

The top stories this Monday night

Two men arrested in Dublin on suspicion of terrorist offences

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences.

The pair were arrested in Dublin on Monday for offences pursuant to the Terrorist Offences Act 2015.

They are a male Algerian national and a male Moroccan national aged in their 30's and 40's.

Plans for opt-out organ donation system by the end of summer

Health Minister Simon Harris says he wants to see legislation to provide for an opt-out system of consent for organ donation.

This would mean that any deceased person is considered a potential organ donor, unless they expressly refuse permission for their organs to be donated.

Mr Harris was speaking as he officially opened the new headquarters of the Health Service Executive's (HSE) Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland (ODTI) office in Dublin city.

Planning underway for referendum to remove blasphemy ban

It has been confirmed that planning is underway for a referendum to remove the constitutional ban on blasphemy.

The confirmation came as Health Minister Simon Harris said the current ban was "silly" and "a bit embarrassing".

The issue has come back under the spotlight after a criminal inquiry began into comments by Stephen Fry in an Irish interview two years ago.

Eugenie Bouchard defeats Sharapova in highly anticipated clash

Eugenie Bouchard has beaten Maria Sharapova in a much anticipated and ultimately enthralling clash at the Madrid Open.

Interest in the match had grown after the Canadian had spoken out about her Russian counterpart who is returning from a 15 month drugs ban.

Here's how to renew your passport online

If your passport has been lost, stolen or is due for renewal, there is some good news for you! The Department of Foreign Affairs announced a new feature that allows citizens to renew their passport online.

While there are certain criteria users must adhere to, it's very simple for the most part.