Morning top 5: Cavan crash; hot air balloon tragedy; and calls for inquest into murder

The top stories this Monday morning...

The family of a missing Mayo woman is calling for an inquest into her disappearance 16 years ago.

29-year-old Sandra Collins disappeared from her home in Killala village on December 4th in 2000.

In 2014, a 50-year-old man accused of her murder was acquitted, after a judge ruled there was not enough evidence to convict him.

Sandra's family released new video footage of her last night as they try to discover what happened to her.


Gardaí are investigating after a man in his early 20s died in a crash in Cavan yesterday evening.

He was a passenger in a car which struck a wall at Station Road in Cootehill shortly before 6pm.

The driver and a second passenger - both in their 20s - were also taken to hospital.


The Archdiocese of Dublin has confirmed that it won't be sending its trainee priests to the National Seminary in Maynooth.

The Irish Independent reports that three students will be sent to the Irish College in Rome instead.

It comes amidst suggestion that that a gay subculture exists at the seminary, after it was revealed in May that some student priests had been using a gay dating app.

Dublin's Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has denied that his decision has any link to the recent scandal and that he'd made his decision some time ago.


In the UK, 19 people had to be rescued from a London fairground ride last night.

They had been stuck on the Southbank attraction since around 6 o'clock in the evening, before firefighters came to release them.

The operation took several hours to complete.


Safety officials in Texas say the final death toll from Saturday's hot air balloon crash is 16.

They were looking into whether there were more passengers on board, after the craft came down in a field near the city of Lockhart.

The National Transportation Safety Board and medical professionals say identifying the victims will be "a long process".