Evening Top 5: The Greatest bows out; defamation and the Depps; and Red-Hot Chilli lightning

The top stories this Sunday evening

Muhammad Ali - The Greatest - has died aged 74

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a spokesman for his family has confirmed.

The three-time world heavyweight champion was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984 - three years after he retired from the sport.

In the days before his death, Ali had been admitted to hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, suffering from respiratory issues.



Over 70 people were struck by lightning at a rock festival in Germany

The Rock am Ring festival was headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers.


Several thousand people have attended Pro-life rally in Dublin

Cora Sherlock from the Pro Life Campaign says the Eighth Amendment should be retained, saying "we haven't had enough of a conversation about all of the good things that the Eighth Amendment has done".


Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard has filed defamation lawsuit over blackmail allegations

The actress has also accused Doug Stanhope of saying she made false domestic abuse allegations against the Oscar nominated actor.

She says they are "completely false and highly defamatory" and that they "have caused, and will continue to cause her tremendous harm".


A man is appearing in court tonight following an incident in Co Wicklow

The incident happened at Blainroe yesterday evening, shortly after 7.30pm.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene, around 4km south of Wicklow town.

All four children were taken to Tallaght Hospital, including two who were airlifted.