The Evening Top 5: 'Star Trek' actor dies at 27, Varadkar to scrap registration fee for stillborn babies

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'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin dies in car accident

Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov in recently released Star Trek films, has died in a car accident at the age of 27.

The actor had risen to prominence with several blockbuster films in recent years - and has a starring role in Star Trek Beyond, which is due to be released in July.

Publicist Jennifer Allen confirmed Yelchin was killed early on Sunday morning.

Ministers confirm Paternity Bill will see fathers receive €230 per week

Ministers Frances Fitzgerald and Leo Varadkar have marked Father's Day by confirming publication of the Paternity Bill.

This will provide fathers with two weeks of paternity leave and two weeks of paternity benefit.

The justice and social protection ministers visited Farmleigh in Dublin to promote the bill to families.

Central Bank reportedly 'aware' of fraud at Irish Life and Permanent and Anglo Irish Bank

It is alleged the Central Bank may have been aware of fraudulent transactions at Irish Life and Permanent and Anglo Irish Bank.

The Sunday Business Post reports that newly uncovered files reveal that a €7bn transaction was based on encouragement from the Central Bank for the institutions to help each other out.

Minister considering scrapping €20 fee for registering a stillbirth

The Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar is said to be examining proposals to scrap the charge for registering a stillbirth.

Under the current rules, parents must pay €20 to collect a birth certificate for a stillborn child.

However Mr Varadkar has been asked to get rid of the fee, with his party colleagues saying it is grossly insensitive.

Farage defends 'Vile And Racist' EU poster

The UKIP leader told Sky News the poster, showing a stream of non-white migrants walking through the countryside under the slogan "Breaking Point," "reflects the truth" about migration and the European Union.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called for the poster to be withdrawn, describing it on the Murnaghan programme as "vile and racist," while Chancellor George Osborne said it had "echoes of literature used in the 1930s".