Evening top 5: Counting continues in several constituencies; man dies following shooting in Dublin

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Murder investigation launched after man dies following Finglas shooting

Gardaí in Dublin have launched a murder investigation after a man shot in Dublin this afternoon died in hospital.

The incident happened on McKee Road at around 3.15pm.

The man was shot a number of times while waiting in a car on McKee Road.

Here's what happened on day three of the general election count

Katherine Zappone. Image: RollingNews.ie

Counts, recounts and re-checks are continuing tonight to elect the remaining TDs to the 32nd Dáil.

Independent candidate Katherine Zappone has been confirmed elected in Dublin South West constituency after a long battle that lasted three days.

The counting has also finished in Wexford where the last two seats have gone to Fine Gael candidates.

However, it is now thought that the recount in the 'group of death' Dublin Bay North constituency is unlikely to be completed tonight.

Few surprises in Hollywood as Leo finally nabs his Oscar

There were few shocks and plenty of shocking laughs from Hollywood in the early hours of the morning as the 88th Academy Awards presented their gongs to the film industry’s brightest stars.

In a bumper year of nominees, Irish eyes were smiling with one winner, Benjamin Cleary’s ‘Best Live Action Short’ seeing the Dubliner tell all of Hollywood how great is it to be Irish- and he didn't even stutter.

Brian O'Driscoll: Henshaw-McCloskey partnership deserving of another chance

Ireland's Stuart McCloskey and Robbie Henshaw ©INPHO/James Crombie

Brian O'Driscoll feels the Robbie Henshaw-Stuart McCloskey centre partnership deserves another run-out in the Six Nations to see how it develops.

Off The Ball's premier rugby correspondent, who was also joined by Liam Toland to analyse the England defeat on tonight's show, gave his take on an area of the team he knows inside-out. 

An epic Healy-Rae homecoming in Kerry

Photo: Grab from a video by The Crown Bar & Restaurant on Facebook

Garda cars, an articulated truck, motorbikes, a hiace van, and a flat bed truck all accompanied a cavalcade of vehicles bringing the victorious Healy-Rae brothers home.

Michael and Danny, sons of Jackie, both had a successful weekend, winning huge support from the people of Kerry to be returned to the Dáil.