Evening top 5: Ministers of State appointed; wreckage in Mediterranean was not from EgyptAir jet

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EgyptAir confirms wreckage of missing jet has not been found

EgyptAir has confirmed the wreckage of missing Flight MS804 has not been found, just hours after saying debris discovered in the Mediterranean belonged to the aircraft.

An airline official told CNN: "We stand corrected."

It comes after multiple reports in Greece and Egypt claimed to have discovered debris including floating objects and life vests.

Taoiseach appoints four Ministers of State to Department of Health

Image: Paraic Gallagher

The Taoiseach has announced 15 Ministers of State, bringing the total number of junior ministers to 18.

Enda promoted nine Fine Gael faces to the ranks of junior minister, and none are first timers in the party.

He told the Dáil that the Government decided to expand the number of Ministers of State by three.

Five Leaving Cert students "suspended over water fight" as exams loom

Five students from a Leaving Cert class in a Dublin based fee-paying school have reportedly been suspended over a water fight on school grounds, just weeks ahead of their exams.

Clare Daly arrest leaks: The calls, texts and tweets behind the controversy

Clare Daly. Image: RollingNews.ie

Garda leaks have come under scrutiny again this week after a report into the handling of a TD’s arrest found that details of the incident were likely passed on to the media in an “unauthorised manner” .

Apple knows where you spend most of your time: Here's how to clear it

Apple's iPhone is not quite 10 years old, but it has changed how we work, socialise and communicate. The smartphone is a trusty companion for most of us and it knows more and more information about us with every day that passes.