Evening top 5: Trump confirms US withdrawal from Paris Accord; forensic archaeologist to assess Tuam site

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Murder investigation launched after suspicious death in Waterford

Gardaí have launched a murder investigation after the suspicious death of a man in Waterford yesterday. 

The body of 48 year-old Abdi Rasheed Kaaheen Shire, a Somali National who had lived in the Waterford City area, was discovered at an apartment on Wellington Street at around 9.20am yesterday. 

Trump confirms US will withdraw from Paris Climate Accord

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US President Donald Trump has confirmed he will withdraw the US from the Paris Accord on climate change.

He made the announcement in the White House's Rose Garden, ending months of speculation about his intentions.

Climate Action and Environment Minister Denis Naughten said the news has been met with "concern and extreme disappointment" by the Irish Government.

Over 10,000 'false claims' made for free Manchester benefit concert tickets

More than 10,000 'unscrupulous applications' were made for free tickets to this weekend's Ariana Grande benefit concert in Manchester, organisers have said.

Grande is returning to Manchester for the performance on Sunday, which comes less than a fortnight after 22 people were killed by a bomb attack after the popstar performed at the Manchester Arena.

Expert group to examine mother and baby home site in Tuam

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Children's Minister, Katherine Zappone, says she would like to see examinations of the sites of other mother and baby homes to determine whether there are other remains that haven't been accounted for

Minister Zappone today announced the appointment of a forensic archaeologist to decide what is possible at the Tuam site in County Galway.

Former Sinn Féin councillor jailed for falsely imprisoning and torturing man

A former Sinn Féin councillor and his father have been jailed for falsely imprisoning and threatening to kill a convicted fraudster.

Jonathan and Patrick Dowdall tied the man to a chair and tortured him for two hours in the garage of their home on the Navan Road in Dublin.