Evening top 5: Burton resignation, Belfast violence and Dublin road death sentence

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Joan Burton resigns as Labour leader

Joan Burton is to step down as Labour leader following a poor general election performance for the party.

Ms Burton, who was elected leader after the resignation of Eamon Gilmore in 2014, said her resignation will take effect once her successor has been chosen.

Deputy leader Alan Kelly and Cork East TD Sean Sherlock are expected to put their names forward for the upcoming leadership contest.

Dublin man gets two-year sentence for death of young mother

A Dublin man who knocked down and killed a young mother after falling asleep at the wheel has been jailed for two years.

Olivia Dunne, a 31-year-old primary school teacher, was out for a walk with her 15-week-old baby Eabha when tragedy struck in January 2014.

The driver, Anthony Handley (64), had slept for just four hours the night before and an investigation concluded he must have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Takeaway driver killed in Belfast may have been lured to his death

The takeaway delivery driver who was gunned down in Belfast last night appears to have lured to his death by a fake order, police have said.

Daniel Murray (55) was making a delivery to an address in the west of the city when he was shot dead in his car just before 10.20pm.

The PSNI believes the call for the order came from a public telephone box not far from the scene of the crime. The gunman or gunmen is thought to have waited for Mr Murray to arrive at the Lady Street address before killing him.

Barack Obama to become first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima

White House officials say President Obama will become the first sitting president to visit the city of Hiroshima later this month.

The US President will visit the city with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe between May 21st and May 28th as part of his 10th trip to Asia since taking office.

The visit will bolster Mr Obama's calls for de-nuclearisation and will allow him to pay his respects to the 140,000 Japanese people killed in the August 1945 bombing.

Buncrana child (3) dies while visiting grandparents in Latvia

A three-year-old boy from Donegal has died while visiting his grandparents in Latvia.

The boy, who was from Buncrana, is understood to have drowned last week while visiting his maternal grandparents in the town of Cesis.

His parents have lived in Buncrana for a number of years.