Evening top 5: Police say Grenfell fire started in fridge freezer; Coveney confident of power-sharing deal

The top stories this Friday evening

Grenfell Tower fire started in a fridge freezer, UK police say

The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a Hotpoint fridge-freezer, British police say.

They have also revealed that the building's insulation and cladding have failed safety tests.

Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said: "We now have expert evidence that the fire was not started deliberately - the fire started in a fridge freezer - the make and model is a Hotpoint FF175BP.

 

Man dies after collision in Dublin city

A person has died following a road traffic collision in Dublin city.

The incident happened at Summerhill Parade in Dublin 1 at around 1.40am on Friday.

One man, believed to be in his late 30s or early 40s, died following the two car crash.

 

Coveney says power-sharing deal is 'doable' by the deadline

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney says the deadline to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland is 'doable'.

However, speaking today at Stormont he said he's not taking that for granted.

Talks between the DUP and Sinn Fein are due to continue tomorrow, while Minister Coveney is expected to return to Belfast on Sunday.

 

Tusk says May's citizens' rights deal is 'below expectations'

European Council President, Donald Tusk has said Theresa May's proposals for the post-Brexit status of EU citizens living in Britain are "below expectations".

While Theresa May described her offer as "fair and serious", Donald Tusk said it "risks worsening the situation of citizens".

Earlier today, The British Prime Minister said her plan would ensure that no one living lawfully in the UK will have to leave and that EU nationals will not face the prospect of their families being split up.

 

Face of skeleton found near Trinity is digitally reconstructed

The face of a male skeleton found outside Trinity College during Luas Cross City works in 2014, has been digitally reconstructed.

Scientists believe he grew up in Dublin during the Tudor period and was a poor man who worked manually.

Back in July 2014, archaeologists from Rubicon Heritage uncovered a series of burials at College Green in Dublin.