Evening top 5: Woman forced to travel for abortion offered €30,000 by State; Trump to step aside from businesses

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US President-elect Donald Trump steps aside from running his businesses

The president-elect of the US Donald Trump says he will step aside from running his business empire to focus on the presidency.

In a series of tweets, Mr Trump says he is leaving his business "in total" in order to fully focus on running the country.

"While I am not mandated to do this under the law, I feel it is visually important, as President, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses."

Harris offers "personal apology" to woman forced to travel for abortion

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A woman who successfully took a case to the United Nations over Ireland's abortion laws has been offered a settlement of €30,000 by the state.

The Minster for Health, Simon Harris last night met with Amanda Mellet and her husband to inform them of the government’s response to the UN committee - due to be submitted next week.

Finance Minister raises possibility that water bills could be refunded for those who paid

The Finance Minister has tonight raised the possibility that water bills could be refunded for those who have already paid.

Michael Noonan told a meeting of Fine Gael TDs and senators that Exchequer returns for November would be €280m ahead of expectations.

Plane may have 'run out of fuel' before crashing in Colombia, recording suggests

The pilot of a plane carrying a Brazilian football team said he had run out of fuel moments before crashing in Colombia, according to a recording.

71 people died when the aircraft came down in a mountainous area, including most of the Chapecoense side and 20 Brazilian journalists on board.

There were six survivors - three players, two Bolivian crew members and a journalist.

"Remember when..." A look at Bertie Ahern's most memorable moments

Bertie's back - potentially.

The Dublin Central branch of Fianna Fáil has passed a motion calling for a letter to be written to Bertie Ahern asking him to rejoin the party.

The motion was passed unanimously by all members at a meeting on Tuesday night