Evening Top 5: Normandy Attackers; Denis Donaldson; and JT McNamara tributes

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One of the two attackers who killed a priest in a church in France has been identified as Adel Kermiche.

The 19-year-old lived in the small town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and was known to the security services.

Two attackers took hostages during morning mass before being shot dead by French police outside the church.  


Gardaí have launched an appeal for a 29-year-old man missing from Wexford.

Kevin Barry is missing from his home at Cromwellsfort Grove, Mulgannon and was last seen on Saturday evening July 23rd at approximately 6.30pm.

Separately, Gardaí have appealed for information on the whereabouts of 14-year-old Nathan Kelly.

Nathan has been missing since July 22nd and was last seen at 2.40pm on that afternoon at Neilstown Road in Dublin 22.


Gardaí investigating the murder of Denis Donaldson in county Donegal have arrested two men.

Donaldson was killed over ten years ago in April 2006 at Cloghercor in Doochary.

He was a former Sinn Féin politician and official, and was murdered less than a year after being exposed as a British spy.


The Australian prime minister has announced a full inquiry will take place following revelations over the mistreatment of children being held in detention in the country's Northern Territory.

An investigation by ABC's Four Corners programme contained what the broadcaster called "graphic footage of prison guards stripping, assaulting and mistreating a teenage boy".

The boy was shown wearing a "spit hood" and being restrained to a chair while he was being detained. 


AP McCoy and Ruby Walsh have paid tribute to the late JT McNamara on Off The Ball tonight.

McNamara was paralysed in a fall at the Cheltenham Festival in 2013 and today he sadly passed away aged 41.

On board Galaxy Rock, the Limerick native fractured his C3 and C4 vertabrae.

"It was a bad day in Cheltenham in 2013. It's a day we'll never forget," said McCoy.