The Evening Top 5; General Election polling date confirmed, Trump accuses Cruz of fraud in Iowa victory

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General election polling day confirmed for February 26th

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says his party will unveil its detailed, independently costed, long-term economic plan to the electorate over the next three weeks ahead of the general election. The Fine Gael leader is addressing his parties candidates and supporters at a press conference in Dublin this afternoon after the 31st Dáil was dissolved earlier this morning.

Brian O'Driscoll on the time he beat "the living crap" out of Austin Healy to defend ROG's honour

Did you know Brian O'Driscoll once got the better of ex-England full-back Austin Healy in an impromptu boxing match during a Lions camp in 2001? Answering a question from the crowd at tonight's Off The Ball Roadshow in Limerick, Brian and Keith Wood told the tale of how it happened.

Trump accuses Cruz of fraud in Iowa victory

Donald Trump has accused fellow Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz of committing "fraud" during the Iowa caucuses, and has called for a rematch. The billionaire levelled the accusations against his GOP rival in a Twitter tirade on Wednesday, two days after finishing second to the ultraconservative senator from Texas.

Man found not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering neighbour

A man has been found not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering his neighbour in Mourne Park, Skerries in Co. Dublin three years ago. Medical experts told the jurors that Dragos Nica was experiencing an acute episode of schizophrenia when he stabbed Michael Gannon to death.

Warning issued after Irish holidaymakers conned in the Canary Islands

The European Consumer Centre is issuing a warning to Irish holidaymakers to watch out for unscrupulous traders in popular destinations, such as the Canary Islands. ECC Ireland has received complaints about holidaymakers being scammed by traders, with the elderly being especially targeted.