Evening top 5: Teenager drowns in River Shannon; Ministers express confidence in O'Sullivan despite PAC report

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Teenager (17) dies after getting into difficulty swimming in River Shannon

A teenager has died in a suspected drowning at a marina on the River Shannon.

The alarm was raised at Tarmonbarry in Co Roscommon, shortly before 5pm.

Ministers express confidence in O'Sullivan despite PAC report

File photo: Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan 29-06-2017. Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Cabinet ministers have again stated confidence in the Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan, despite her being criticised by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

It says it was "unacceptable" of her not to inform the Government, or the State auditor, about financial irregularities at the Templemore training college.

Journalist tells tribunal he was not "puppet" in McCabe smear campaign

Journalist Paul Williams has denied telling a garda press officer he was writing a damaging article on Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

Mr Williams gave evidence to the Disclosures Tribunal regarding his contact with 'Ms D', who claimed Sergeant McCabe had sexually abused her as a child.

WATCH: Luas video highlights near misses with "gambler cyclists"

Image: Transdev/YouTube

A new video has highlighted just how dangerous it can be when cyclists gamble with safety around Luas trams in Dublin.

Luas operator Transdev has released the video to warn cyclists to take care around trams – and highlight how close you can come to serious injury when breaking red lights.

Taoiseach says services will not be cut to pay water charge refunds

The Taoiseach says services will not have to be cut for the Government to afford to pay back water charges.

It was confirmed over the weekend that refunds will be issued in the autumn, with plans for the money to be repaid before the end of the year.