Evening Top 5: 'Console' injunctions; 8th amendment; and gun control vote

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The Minister for Health has said he wants a referendum on repealing the 8th amendment.

Simon Harris was speaking in the Dáil on a bill put forward by Independent TD Mick Wallace to allow for terminations in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities.

However, he stated that he had to oppose the legislation put forward by the Independent TD and encouraged others to do the same.

"Although it is well intended, it is unconstitutional, and I cannot support the Bill at this time," said Harris.


An order has been made to restrain the founder of Console Paul Kelly, his wife Patricia and his sister Joan McKenna from accessing the charity's funds.

It comes after a HSE audit revealed financial irregularities at the national suicide charity between 2012 and 2014.

The High Court also approved an injunction preventing them from destroying, concealing or moving any of its records.


Furniture giant IKEA has said they will not be recalling any chest of drawers in the UK and Ireland.

Yesterday the North American side of the company announced a recall of 29 million dressers in the US and Canada, following the deaths of six children, however a spokesperson for IKEA Ireland told Newstalk.com that it does not apply here.

"IKEA chests of drawers are safe when anchored to the wall per the assembly instructions, using the tip over restraint provided with the product," said Customer Relations Manager Donna Moore.


The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on gun legislation in the wake of the Orlando shooting which claimed the lives of 49 people, making it the worst mass shooting in the country's history. 

According to The Hill, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan spoke to members of the Republican Party on a call on Thursday and told them that they would vote on a wider terrorism package, including what has been dubbed "no fly, no buy" legislation.

The move would see those who are on a no fly list barred from buying firearms, while other proposals in the package would be aimed at disrupting "radicalization and recruitment."


Adnan Syed, the subject of the viral podcast 'Serial', has been granted his request for a new trial.

In 2000, Syed was convicted for killing his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in Baltimore, Maryland and received a life sentence.

The Baltimore Sun reports that a retired Baltimore City Circuit Court handed down an order this afternoon, vacating the murder conviction