Evening top 5: Kenny 'concerned' at UK deal with DUP; Macron on course for parliamentary majority

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Enda Kenny 'concerned' at proposed UK deal with the DUP

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny says he is concerned at a propsed deal between British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party and Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Mr Kenny spoke by phone Sunday morning with Mrs May.

They discussed the outcome of the UK general election and Mrs May outlined the proposed supply and confidence arrangement with the DUP.

 

Investigation after human remains found in Co Wicklow

Gardaí are investigating after the discovery of human remains in Co Wicklow.

A member of the public came across the remains at Military Road in Enniskerry, at around 7.45pm on Saturday evening.

The person immediately contacted An Garda Síochána.

The scene of the discovery has been preserved for a garda forensic examination.

 

Trump puts UK visit on hold due to lack of support

It is being reported that Donald Trump is putting his state visit to the UK on hold until people support him coming over. 

According to The Guardian, the US president told Theresa May in a phone call that he doesn't want to go ahead with his trip later this year if there are going to be large-scale protests. 

The call was apparently made in recent weeks, according to a Downing Street adviser who was in the room at the time.

 

Plane diverted, evacuated after passengers spoke about terrorism

Passengers have been evacuated from a UK-bound plane via emergency slides after concerns over an onboard conversation that included "terrorist content".

The easyJet flight from Slovenia diverted to Germany where it made an unscheduled landing on Saturday evening.

A backpack was later blown up and a witness said two men were led away from the aircraft in handcuffs. Reports later said a third man had been detained.

 

Projections show Macron's party set for parliamentary majority

Emmanuel Macron's political party En Marche! has a clear lead in the first round of the parliamentary elections in France. 

Macron is on course to obtain a parliamentary majority, which boots his chances of implementing his pro-business reforms.

Pollsters said well over 30% of those who voted today picked Mr Macron's party in the first round, a result which could deliver him as much as three quarters of lower house seats when the second round results come in next week.