Evening top 5: Brexit fallout continues; Germany's sense of humour; and Roy Keane's happiness

The top stories this Friday evening...

Taoiseach and UK PM speak by phone in wake of Brexit result

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron have spoken by phone for 12 minutes in the wake of the UK vote to leave the European Union.

The two men have agreed to initiate immediate talks between Ireland and Britain on key issues such as the Common Travel Area and the border with Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile the Government has published a contingency plan - which includes aiming to attract financial and other firms looking to leave the UK and stay in Europe.

What does the Brexit mean for Irish people in Britain?

As the fallout continues from Britain's EU referendum result, the Irish Government has published its contingency plan.

It has adopted a framework, identifying key policy issues to be managed by government departments.

It is being coordinated by the Department of the Taoiseach.

'We're off to an Irish pub' - German Foreign Office gives reaction to Brexit result

The Federal Foreign Office in Germany has given a unique reaction to the EU referendum in Britain.

The UK voted in favour of a Brexit by a margin of 51.8% to 48.2%.

Earlier sterling plummeted, stock markets crashed and David Cameron announced he will step down as British prime minister.

"It's called being happy" - Roy Keane insists he wasn't "emotional" after victory in Lille

Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane insists that he was not "emotional" after the final whistle against Italy, but merely happy.

Speaking to the press today, the former Manchester United captain said that the

"It’s called being happy. Try it, it’s good," he said, "I’m not sure what you’re supposed to say after a game, we were just pleased.

Silver lining: Today is a great day to shop online

As we all get to grips with the reality of the Brexit vote, it's worth noting that there is a silver lining for us, in the midst of all the questions. Today is a great day to shop online.

If you've been contemplating an online purchase for a while, now is the time to buy it. The value of the pound dropped an historic amount today, which will see us get more for our money in online transactions. Some online retailers, such as Asos, have gone offline as they wait for things to even out.

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