Evening top 5: Tsunami warning following earthquake off Japan; appeal after serious assault on young woman

The top stories on Newstalk.com this Monday evening...

Gardaí confirm Commissioner 'occasionally' used Gmail due to internal email restrictions

An Garda Síochana has said that Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan 'occasionally' used a Gmail account due to size & storage limits with the internal email system.

A Sunday Times report yesterday highlighted the Commissioner's use of a private email account.

Gardaí say they are satisfied that Noirin O'Sullivan's personal devices are secure and not compromised.

Tsunami warning issued following powerful earthquake off coast of Japan

Image: Japan Meteorological Agency

A tsunami warning for waves up to three metres has been issued after a powerful earthquake hit northeastern Japan.

The Japan Meterological Agency has put the quake at a magnitude of 7.3, while the US Geological Survey measured it slightly lower at 6.9.

It struck off the Japanese coast, 67km northeast of Iwaki at a depth of 10km, the USGS said.

Appeal after serious assault on young woman in Kildare

Gardaí are investigating after a woman was seriously injured in Kildare.

The serious assault happened in the proximity of the Moyglare Abbey Estate in Maynooth on Sunday shortly before 8.30pm.

An 18-year-old woman - who is a student at Maynooth University - was discovered seriously injured on the footpath at the entrance of the Moyglare Abbey Estate.

Three weather warnings in place for high winds and heavy rain

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Met Éireann has issued three weather warnings around the country.

A yellow wind warning has been issued for Wexford, while a warning for Dublin, Louth, Wicklow and Meath will see very strong north to northeast winds developing on Monday afternoon and continuing until Tuesday morning.

And a status yellow rainfall warning is also in place for Wexford and Wicklow.

WATCH: Phoenix Park Tunnel re-opens to commuter trains for first time since 1877

A rail tunnel in Dublin has re-opened to passenger trains for the first time in more than 100 years.

Commuters on the 6.14am train from Newbridge to Grand Canal Dock became the first to benefit from the new Phoenix Park Tunnel.