The Evening Top 5: Nice attacker had been planning for months, Hollande and Kenny call for Brexit to happen ASAP

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Mohamed Bouhlel killed 84 people after driving a 19-ton truck into a crowd which had been watching a fireworks display on the seafront during Bastille Day celebrations.
 
According to prosecutor Francois Molins, a search of Bouhlel's phone revealed searches and photos that indicated he had been plotting an attack since 2015.
 
"The investigation under way since the night of July 14 has progressed and not only confirmed the murderous premeditated nature of Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel's act but also established that he benefited from support and complicity," Mr Molins said.
 
 
French president Francois Hollande met with the Taoiseach today in Government Buildings to discuss the fallout from the EU referendum and the current security issues in France and across Europe.
 
In a press conference following the meeting, both leaders reiterated their commitment to the principles set out by the 27 Heads of State on June 29th in relation to Brexit.
 
They both insisted that Britain should begin the process of leaving the European Union "as soon as possible" and welcomed the notification by them to withdraw.
 
 
There are a number of compelling reasons why the country’s new transport minister, Shane Ross, should reverse his predecessor’s recent decision about a proposed new rail line underneath Dublin City Centre, and proceed to fast track (excuse the pun) the project.
 
The proposal, currently promoted by Irish Rail, is to build a heavy rail underground link from a new station to the west of the City Centre near Heuston Station, connecting with a major new station and junction to the east of the city in Docklands.
 
 
Ted Cruz was booed off stage at the Republican National Convention last night when he refused to endorse Donald Trump for his party's nomination as President.
 
When he refused to support Trump, the crowd at the RNC took to chanting "Endorse Trump!", and before long simply booed Cruz until he left the stage.
 
In fact, the delegates present were believed to be so enraged, that The Hill reported that Cruz's wife and father had to be escorted out of the building for their own safety.
 
 
Ross Tucker says that there is a growing "apathy" in fans toward cycling in the wake of previous doping scandals and that distrust in wider sport is becoming more common.
 
Tucker, a Professor of Exercise Physiology, was speaking on Thursday night's Off The Ball about this year's Tour de France and Chris Froome's quest for a hat-trick of titles.