Evening top 5: Water charge refunds expected by end of year; Garda review finds 500,000 extra false breath tests

The top stories this Wednesday evening...

Skeletal remains found in Dundalk

Skeletal remains have been found at a house in Dundalk.

Gardaí say they were contacted about the discovery shortly before 5pm today.

Construction workers on a site at Mary Street North unearthed the remains at the rear of a house.

Garda Commissioner admits breath test revelations "reflect poorly" on force

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan speaking at Farmleigh House, Dublin in June 2017 | Image: RollingNews.ie

There are fresh calls for the Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan to step down after the latest news about fake garda breath tests.

The Government has, however, expressed confidence in Commissioner O'Sullivan.

It comes after a report found that the recording of almost 1.5 million fake tests has undermined confidence in the organisation.

Timeline set out for Irish Water refunds

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government says some 990,000 Irish Water customers are due to receive refunds.

Minister Eoghan Murphy has confirmed that once legislation providing for refunds is in place, refunds will begin.

He says it is expected all customers will be refunded before the end of the year.

Sean Spicer: "I'm one of the most popular guys in Ireland"

Sean Spicer. Picture by: Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images

Sean Spicer has suggested he is "one of the most popular guys in Ireland", and says he is considering paid TV appearances here.

Mr Spicer finished up in the White House last week, more than a month after announcing his resignation as Donald Trump's press secretary.

Ryanair changes to remove second cabin bag option

Irish carrier Ryanair is changing its policy to discourage passengers from bringing on carry-on bags.

It has announced reduced checked bag fees, and increased check-in bag sizes, to encourage more customers to check-in bags.

It says it wants to reduce the number of customers with two bags at the boarding gates.