Evening top 5: Lightning strike injuries, Brexit vote deadline and John Gilligan court challenge

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Father and two children badly injured after being struck by lightning in Antrim

A man and his young son and daughter have been badly injured after they were hit by lightning reportedly at a school sports event in Northern Ireland.

The 37-year-old victim and his family were making their way towards their family car when they were struck outside the school's main gate in Lisburn, Co Antrim, it is understood.

He and his five-year-old son are critically ill and fighting for their lives, while his seven-year-old daughter is in a serious condition.


John Gilligan challenges CAB's seizure of three properties

Lawyers for John Gilligan have argued in the Supreme Court that the Criminal Assets Bureau seized properties from him without a proper hearing.

CAB seized three properties from Gilligan in 1996, including a house beside the Jessbrook Equestrian Centre in Co Kildare.

Today, his legal team argued that the assets were taken without a proper hearing first to prove if they were the proceeds of crime.
An investigation has been launched into the death of a teenage boy following a house party in Co Meath over the weekend.

The 17-year-old had attended a social event in Navan on Sunday night and was later discovered unconscious at a friend's house.

The teenager was brought to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, where he died a short time later.


Irish people living in Britain have been urged to sign up to vote in the upcoming Brexit referendum.

Irish citizens resident in the UK may be entitled to vote on June 23rd, but the deadline to add yourself to the register is midnight tonight.

Three separate opinion polls have put the campaign to leave the EU in the lead just two and half weeks ahead of the referendum.


Donegal man accused of murdering parents "believed mother wanted to be killed"

A Donegal murder trial has heard that a man admitted killing his parents because he believed his mother wanted him to.

Julian Cuddihy has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the murder of James and Kathleen Cuddihy at their home at Churchtown in Carndonagh.

The court heard the accused suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and told a consultant psychiatrist that he thought he was facilitating their entry into heaven.