Morning top 5: Trump; British Irish Council meeting; and double hand transplant

The top stories this Friday morning...

Donald Trump has officially accepted the Republican Party's nomination to run for President of the United States.

He'll take on Democrat Hillary Clinton in November's election.

In an hour long speech the billionaire has told his party's convention in Ohio he will be the law and order candidate, and has promised to tighten up border controls.


The implications of Britain leaving the European Union will be discussed at an extraordinary meeting of the British Irish Council in Wales today.

The Taoiseach and the Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet the First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones in Cardiff.

The Summit is seen as an opportunity for a number of Leaders to discuss concerns surrounding the UK leaving the EU.


Gardaí are questioning a man as part of their investigation into the murder of Vincent Ryan.

The 25-year-old was shot dead on the February 29th as he sat in a car on the McKee Road in Finglas on Dublin's Northside.

A man in his 30s was arrested in Dublin yesterday afternoon and is being held at Finglas Garda Station


Five men being held on suspicion of involvement in the terror attack in Nice have been charged.

84 people were killed when a truck was driven through crowds enjoying Bastille Day celebrations last Thursday - the driver was shot dead by police.

Three men have now been charged with being accomplices in "murder by a group with terror links," and two for "breaking the law on weapons in relation to a terrorist group". 


A man from South Yorkshire has become the first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant.

Chris King underwent the complex operation after losing both his hands three years ago in an accident at work.

The 57-year-old says he feels "whole again" and is most looking forward to holding a bottle of beer.