The Morning Top 5: Eurovision Final; Latest Political Polls

The top stories this Sunday morning...

Fianna Fáil would be marginally more popular than Fine Gael in the event of a sudden general election, according to a new poll.

The Behaviour & Attitudes Poll in today's Sunday Times shows Fianna Fáil on 27% just ahead of Fine Gael on 26%.

Sinn Féin are on 16%, Labour are on 5%, and the Greens and AAA-PBP each have 4%.


A post mortem examination is expected to take place on the body of a 13-year-old boy who drowned in the River Liffey in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

The boy entered the water with a group of friends between Islandbridge and Chapelizod at around 2.30pm and got into difficulty.

His body was removed from the water at around 4pm and was taken to St James' Hospital.


Former Lord Mayor of London Boris Johnson has compared the expansion of the EU, to Hitler's attempts to conquer Europe.

In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph he said the goal of officials in Brussels was to create a European super-state.

UK Labour MP Yvette Cooper - who is campaigning to remain in the EU - has accused him of playing a 'nasty game'.


Ukraine has won this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm.

The singer Jamala's song "1944" recalls the deportation of Crimean Muslims by the Soviet authorities.

There was no Irish contestant in last night's show, after Nicky Byrne crashed out at the semi final stage.


Skellig Michael will re-open to visitors today following recent works to repair rockfall damage.

The island has recently gained global fame after appearing in the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' film.

The OPW says that assuming there are no further incidents, it expects the UNESCO World Heritage Site will remain open until the 2nd of October.