Evening top 5: Two arrested after major drugs seizure; rents up by 9.5%; and questionable chess logo

The top stories this Wednesday night

Two men arrested after cocaine, heroin and other drugs seized in Dublin

Two men have been arrested after a significant quantity of drugs was seized in north Dublin.

Gardaí from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau seized the drugs and arrested two men in the operation on Wednesday.

It was part of ongoing investigations targeting serious organised criminal activity in the Dublin region.

Prof Patrica Casey: More research on murder-suicides is needed in Ireland

A mental health expert says we need more research into so-called 'murder-suicides' in Ireland.

The inquest into the deaths of members of the Hawe family in Cavan yesterday returned a verdict of unlawful killing.

Clodagh Hawe and her three sons Liam, Niall and Ryan were killed by their father Alan Hawe last year, before he took his own life.

Annual rents have increased by almost 10%, new figures show

A new rent index says the national standardised average rent has grown by 9.5% in the past year.

The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) Rent Index for the third quarter of the year shows the average rent for new tenancies was €1,056 per month.

That is up from €965 one year earlier.

WATCH: Controversial US tax reform bill passes second Senate vote

A controversial tax reform bill in the US has passed a second vote by the Senate there.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed by 51 votes to 48.

The final count was read by US Vice-President Mike Pence, to several shouts from protesters.

Checkmate? Eyebrows raised over new World Chess Championship logo

The 2018 World Chess Championship has unveiled its logo, to some scrutiny.

It is seen as a key visual for the 2018 competition, which will take place in London next November.

However questions (and eyebrows) are being raised over exactly what it looks like.