Evening Top 5: Silver for Annalise Murphy; Four killed in Greece; and Anjem Choudary faces jail

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Congratulations have been pouring in for Ireland's latest Olympian, Annalise Murphy.

The 26-year-old finished fifth in today's final of the Laser Radial, giving her Ireland's second silver medal of the Rio games.

President Michael D Higgins led those congratulating the Dubliner, saying "she has made us all very proud".

The medal has come after four years of waiting, as Murphy missed out narrowly missed out coming forth in London in 2012.


Michael Conlan has said his Olympic dream was "robbed" from him after his hugely controversial exit from Rio 2016 earlier today.

The World Champion lost to Russia's Vladimir Nikitin in their Bantamweight quarter-final in Rio de Janeiro.

Conlan's loss means that Ireland's boxers will leave the Olympic Games without a medal for the first time since 2004. 

Colleagues and boxing fans were shocked with the decision and took to Twitter to express their anger.


Psychiatric Nurses have ended their six week industrial action, following an agreement at the Workplace Relations Commission today.

The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) has said the agreement with the HSE and the Department of Health has resolved a number of outstanding issues, and would end their ongoing work to rule.

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister of State for Mental Health Helen McEntee have welcomed today’s agreement, thanking officials from both organisations for their work in negotiating the positive outcome.


At least four people have died after a speedboat and a tourist vessel collided off the island of Aegina, according to Greece's coastguard.

The bodies of three men and a nine-year-old child were recovered from the water, officials said.

One of the men killed in the collision is believed to have been the captain of the tourist boat.

The nationalities of the victims have not yet been released to the public. 


Britain's most prolific jihadi recruiter Anjem Choudary is facing up to a decade behind bars after he was found guilty of terror offences.

The extreme cleric has been convicted of inviting support for the terror group Islamic State in a series of lectures released on YouTube.

Media agencies had been unable to report his conviction until today after a judge imposed a reporting ban due to a linked trial of Choudary's associates from Luton, who were also accused of encouraging support for IS.

The jury took less than three days to find Choudary and his co-accused Mizanur Rahman (32) unanimously guilty of inviting support for a terrorist organisation. He will be sentenced at the Old Bailey in September.