Evening top 5: Three women die in Louth crash; Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

The top stories this Friday evening...

PAC chairman warns Taoiseach has "got it wrong" on Garda Commissioner

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has hit back at the Taoiseach over his criticism of its report on the Garda Commissioner.

Sean Fleming says Leo Varadkar has "got it wrong" by claiming it was up to Nóirín O'Sullivan to decide if outside auditors were to be informed about the financial problems at Templemore.

Community in mourning following death of three woman in Louth collision

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A community is in mourning following the death of three Donegal women in a road collision in County Louth overnight.

A six-year-old girl is in a serious condition following the three-vehicle crash, while a man in his 30s also suffered serious injuries.

Man charged with rape of Spanish student in Dublin

A 24-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the rape of a Spanish student in Dublin last weekend.

The man, who cannot be identified at this stage, is also accused of falsely imprisoning the 18-year-old and threatening to kill her.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned after six months in the role.

The current deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will take over from Mr Spicer in the coming weeks.

In a statement, Donald Trump said: "I am grateful for Sean's work on behalf of my administration and the American people. I wish him continued success as he moves on to pursue new opportunities - just look at his great television ratings!"

Body found in Blanchardstown identified as missing woman

A body found in Blanchardstown in Dublin earlier this week has been identified as that of a missing woman.

Linda Evans - also known as Linda Christian - was reported missing from Connolly Hospital on the June 24th.