Evening Top 5: Independents in no rush; silverware for Mayo; and introducing Johan's Ark

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An Independent Alliance TD says he doesn't think a new Taoiseach and Government will be appointed on Wednesday.

Fine Gael is due to meet with the alliance on Bank Holiday Monday, in a bid to secure the group's support for a minority government.

Independent Alliance TD for Longford Westmeath, Kevin 'Boxer' Moran, says he and his colleagues still have a lot of issues to work through with Fine Gael.

"I don't think we'll have a Government on Wednesday, I know a lot of people are saying we will."

 

Mayo managed to overcome a second half Cork comeback to win the U-21 All-Ireland final in Ennis on Saturday afternoon on a scoreline of 5-07 to 1-14

Cork were in an excellent position as the first entered injury time leading by three points over their opponents but two goals and a point in the space of a couple of minutes flipped the game on its head and saw the eventual winners go in at the break 2-05 to 0-07 to the good.

 

A Dutch carpenter who has built a huge replica of the legendary Noah’s Ark wants to bring the gargantuan vessel to the Olympics in Brazil

Johan Huibers’ impressive boat, which cost at a cost of nearly €4.5 million, is currently moored in Dordrecht, south of Amsterdam.

 

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has said he "regrets" mentioning Adolf Hitler amid a row in Britain's Labour Party over alleged anti-Semitism, but he stopped short of saying sorry.

Appearing on a London based radio station, Mr Livingstone repeated his belief that what he said was true.

During another interview, he had claimed that Adolf Hitler had supported Zionism before he "went mad and ended up killing six million Jews".

 
Irish consumers using their mobile phones in Europe will see reductions in their bills from today on

Further caps are coming into effect on roaming - or connection - charges within all 28 countries of the European Union (EU).

However Micheal Kilcoyne of the Consumers Association of Ireland says phone companies here still need to do more.