The Evening Top 5: 'Slab' found guilty; an Irishman goes extreme Skyping

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Republican Thomas 'Slab' Murphy is found guilty of tax evasion

Prominent Republican Thomas 'Slab' Murphy has been found guilty of tax evasion.

The 66-year-old, who lives at Ballybinaby, Hackballscross in Co Louth, did not file returns for his farming activities between 1996 and 2004.

During Murphy's nine-week trial, the three-judge panel was presented with bank account details, invoices and statements from workers at various cattle marts.

The prosecution's case was that he had significant dealings in relation to cattle and land and received Government grants between 1996 and 2004, but failed to file tax returns during that period.

Ashling Thompson on the extent of sledging including comments made about her darkest moments

Ashling Thompson has been through plenty in her young life but admits the abuse on the field at club level is some of the most shocking she has ever heard.

The Cork camogie captain discussed her battle with depression during the summer and has been one of the most vocal and helpful athletes in Ireland with people struggling with mental health issues.

Thompson, who says club camogie is worse than county level camogie, explained some of the worst things that have been said to her on the field.

WATCH: An Irishman Skyped his parents while skydiving – and their reaction stole the show

As part of a promotional video for the Hostelworld chain of hostels worldwide, an Irishman in Sydney, known only as Roger, agreed to skydive from a plane – while video-chatting with his parents in real time. And needless to say, the Irish mammy and Irish daddy only went and stole the whole show.

His parents Pat and Mary (could it have been anything more Irish?) react to seeing their son tumbling through the air, which came as some surprise to Pat, saying “I thought he was in a bus!”

Alan Rickman's character in Love Actually? Yes, he definitely had an affair

Enjoying you Christmas last night, were you? Sitting beside your Christmas tree, lights on, enjoying the festive delight that is the film Love Actually?

And then, do you remember this scene?

Think you're ok to drive even after just one drink? We prove you're not

One in ten drivers has taken a drink before driving in the past year, but how dangerous is it to be under the influence behind the wheel?

Ahead of one of the busiest times for drink driving detections, we'll test the risk drink drivers take.

Chris Donoghue went to Mondello Park and in a controlled environment undertook a series of tests to examine his cornering, braking and reaction after consuming alcohol.