Evening top 5: Call for end to civil war politics, plane intercepted by jets, and girl dies playing Gaelic football

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"Ending civil war politics is the best thing for our country" - Enda Kenny

The acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny says ending civil war politics "is the best thing for our country now".

Mr Kenny has invited the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Independents to government talks.

In a statement, Mr Kenny says: "The new political reality following the election of the 32nd Dáil is difficult for all political parties, including my own, but ending civil war politics is the best thing for our country now".

Private plane reportedly en-route to Dublin intercepted by UK military jets

British RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled to intercept a private plane over the Midlands region there on Friday afternoon, with locals saying they were shaken by two "almighty" sonic booms.

The booms were described by some on the ground as "huge explosions" - with fire crews even being sent out to investigate the area around Northampton and Brackley.

They were told to stand down after it was confirmed the noise was caused by the jets speeding over the area.

It is understood that the plane was a private jet on its way to Dublin.

Teenage girl dies after collapsing at Gaelic football match in Wexford

A teenage girl has died after collapsing at a Gaelic football match in Co Wexford.

It is understood she suffered a suspected brain haemorrhage.

14-year-old Ciara Ryan was playing an under-14's football match for Kilanerian GAA Club in Gorey yesterday evening when she became unwell.

What happened when Irish provinces last struggled in European competition?

At their peak, the Heineken Cup knockout stages were arguably bigger than the Six Nations for Irish rugby.

From Munster's triumph against Biarritz in 2006, to the all-Irish final between Leinster and Ulster in 2012, Irish teams dominated European competition. Between them, Munster and Leinster won five Heineken Cup titles in seven years.

The future of inflight entertainment could feature 21-inch screens

Flying is, for the most part, a pleasant experience these days. Travellers can bring a book or load up their smartphone with music to keep them entertained. The future of flying, however, could be about to get a whole lot better.

French company "Thales" want to reinvent the low-cost flying experience and replace the small 7-inch entertainment screens with stunning 21.3-inch HD touch-screens