Morning top 5: FG holding lead over FF; Irish man dies in Egypt; and Trump's power to pardon

The top stories this Sunday morning

A new opinion poll shows Fine Gael continuing to hold a minor lead over Fianna Fáil.

The Kantar Millward Browne poll for the Sunday Independent puts Fine Gael at 30%, with Fianna Fáil one point behind on 29%.

That is a nine-point swing in Fine Gael's favour since the last poll in February.

Sinn Féin are unchanged on 20%, with Labour and independents on 7% each, and the Independent Alliance on 5%.

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An Irish man has died after an accident in Egypt.

The Department of Foreign Affairs are providing assistance to his family.

The man, aged in his 30s, died after a diving accident.

It is said to have happened near the beach resort of Dahab.

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There has been a 57% rise in emergency ambulance calls in the South East since 2014.

The number of life threatening calls in the same period increased by 33% from 2014 to 2016.

Sinn Féin Deputy David Cullinane says these figures are similar right across the country.

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Thousands of households are without water in the north east.

It follows a burst pipe on a major water main.

Irish Water crews having been working on the problem since Friday, which is affecting parts of Louth and Meath.

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US President Donald Trump has insisted he has complete power to pardon.

Reports suggest he has been looking at ways to pardon himself and his family if a special investigation finds any of them guilty of colluding with Russia during the election campaign.

A Democratic spokesperson says the reports are disturbing.