Evening top 5: Work to restore power after Ophelia; Luas resumes; and Bill Clinton honoured in Dublin

The top stories this Tuesday night

66,000 households without water after Storm Ophelia

Some 66,000 households around the country remain without water after Storm Ophelia.

Half of those should have their supply restored by tonight, with Waterford and Cork the worst affected counties.

While around 137,000 customers are estimated to be without power, with crews deployed around the country.

Taoiseach slams swimmers who ignored warnings during Storm Ophelia

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is willing to consider making it a crime for people to endanger the lives of emergency crews.

It comes after two incidents during Storm Ophelia on Monday that almost cost the lives of members of the emergency services.

Photos and videos shared on social media showed some people swimming or windsurfing in the sea during the storm.

Luas services resume in Dublin after Storm Ophelia

Services on both lines of the Luas in Dublin have resumed.

The trams were out of service after heavy winds battered the country on Monday as a result Storm Ophelia.

The service did not resume Tuesday morning, but operator Transdev says both lines have returned to passenger service tonight.

Bill Clinton receives honourary doctorate from Dublin City University

Former US President Bill Clinton has been awarded an honourary Doctor of Philosophy from Dublin City University (DCU).

At a ceremony at The Helix venue on the campus, the founder of Glen Dimplex Martin Naughton and homeless campaigner Sr Stanislaus Kennedy were also awarded the honourary doctorates.

In a speech, Mr Clinton mentioned former President Mary McAleese and Taoiseach Bertie Ahern who he worked with closely.

Eir customers warned over dangerous ransomware email

Irish customers are being warned not to open a dangerous spam email that locks computer files and demands a ransom for their return.

The warning comes from antivirus and internet security solutions firm ESET Ireland.

The mail, masquerading as an eBill from mobile and broadband provider Eir, contains dangerous ransomware which will demand payment to unlock your files.