The top five: Government support dips in polls; Prisoners released in Iran-US deal

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New polls show halt to increases in Fine Gael and Labour support

Two new opinion polls for tomorrow's newspapers show that a recent increase in support for the Government parties has been halted.

And one of the polls will be worrying for Fine Gael and Labour as over three in five of those surveyed believe there is a need for a change of Government.

Eamon Ryan calls for election debate on global warming in speech to party convention

The Green Party leader has urged the Taoiseach to agree to an election debate on global warming.

At his party's convention Eamon Ryan told delegates that the Green message was more relevant and more important than ever.

Iran releases journalists as part of US prisoner exchange

Four prisoners with dual Iranian-US nationality have been released by Tehran, with a Washington Post reporter believed to be among them.

The inmates are yet to be named - but an anonymous Iranian official has confirmed to the AP news agency that Jason Rezaian, a journalist convicted of espionage last year, was freed.

Fine Gael launches ad campaign criticising Fianna Fáil's "catastrophic mishandling of the economy"

Fine Gael has launched a new advertising campaign criticising Fianna Fáil's economic policies in government.

The party says the new campaign is aimed at reminding voters "of the catastrophic mishandling of the economy".

At least 27 people killed after militants attack hotel and restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital

At least 27 people have been killed after al Qaeda militants struck at a top hotel and restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital.

Security forces freed 126 hostages around 12 hours after the extremists launched the assaults on the Splendid Hotel and the Cappuccino Cafe across the road in Ouagadougou.