Evening top 5: Two due in court over €7m drugs seizure; New proposal to ban 'anti-homeless' installations; Harris commends Kate O'Connell

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Two men due in court over €7m Drugs seizure in County Meath

Gardaí are meeting with their Dutch counterparts in Amsterdam this evening following a major drugs haul in County Meath yesterday.

Investigators said around €7m worth of cannabis and cocaine was found in two storage units near Ashbourne.

Two men aged 31 and 37 were arrested at the scene and are due to appear at Trim District Court tomorrow morning.

Gardaí said the searches were part of a major international operation aimed at tackling organised crime. 

Three further men detained by gardaí targeting organised crime

Five men in total have been arrested today as part of major operations targeting organised crime.

Three men were arrested in Dublin after gardaí seized drugs and cash in a number of searches this afternoon.

The arrests follow on from the two men who were detained in County Meath as part of an international operation that uncovered drugs worth an estimated €7m in Ashbourne.

New proposal would ban use of 'anti-homeless' measures on buildings

There are calls for new laws to be introduced preventing companies from installing anti-homeless measures like spikes, bars and water sprinklers on their properties.

The moves comes after Waterways Ireland defended its decision to raise the water levels at Binns Bridge on Dorset Street in North Dublin to stop rough sleepers from sheltering there.

The Solidarity party is hoping its new Bill would stop measures like these.

Health Minister commends TD Kate O’Connell for highlighting allegedly abusive online messages

The Health Minister has said he commends Kate O’Connell for standing up for herself after allegedly being trolled on Twitter.

The Fine Gael TD has accused a member of the party’s national executive of sending her abusive messages online.

Fine Gael is now investigating the claims.

Minister Simon Harris says Ms O'Connell was right to speak out.

London theatre apologises after Kevin Spacey investigation reveals 20 allegations

The London theatre that Kevin Spacey used to run says an investigation received 20 personal testimonies of alleged inappropriate behaviour by the actor.

Spacey served as artistic director of The Old Vic between 2004 and 2015.

In a statement, The Old Vic said an investigation by an external law firm had heard 20 allegations of incidents relating to The Old Vic ranging from 1995 to 2013 - with all but two taking place before 2009.

The review found that, in all but one case, the individuals alleging inappropriate behaviour did not come forward at the time.