The top five: Halawa trial postponed again; Young man dies in Mayo assault

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Fine Gael rise again in latest poll

There's been another rise in support for Fine Gael in the final opinion poll of the year.

The Red C poll for tomorrow's Sunday Business Post shows support for the larger coalition partner is up four points in a fortnight, bringing it to 32%, the highest of any Red C poll since October 2012.

Investigation launched after young man dies following assault in Co Mayo

An investigation has been launched into a fatal assault in County Mayo.

At around 3am this morning, gardaí were called to the scene of an assault at Claremount Manor, Knock Road, Claremorris, County Mayo.

Ibrahim Halawa's trial postponed for eleventh time

The trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt has been postponed for the eleventh time.

The Dubliner's case has been repeatedly delayed since his arrest two-and-a-half years ago.

Thomas 'Slab' Murphy a "good republican" - Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams says he still considers Thomas 'Slab' Murphy to be a good republican, and says he has been unfairly treated.

Mr Murphy, a prominent republican, was convicted of tax evasion during the week.

Boat carrying over 100 people sinks off Indonesia

A boat with over 100 passengers is believed to have sunk in rough seas off the coast of Indonesia.

According to AFP, Transport ministry spokesman J.A. Barata confirmed there were 118 people on board the ferry, including 19 children and 10 crew, when it left Kolaka in southeast Sulawesi this morning.