Evening top 5: Sinn Féin won’t put forward deputy first minister candidate; Woman dies after fatal collision in Kilkenny

The top stories this Sunday evening...

Sinn Féin has revealed that they won't be putting forward a candidate for the position of Deputy First Minister

The Stormont Assembly is set to reconvene tomorrow and the party have already selected four candidates to contest the West Belfast constituency - Alex Maskey, Fra McCann, Pat Sheenan and Órlaithí Flynn.

At the selection convention today, Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said the Northern Ireland Assembly was "moving inexorably" towards a snap election.

"We will go to the Assembly tomorrow and we will not be nominating anyone to the post of Deputy First Minister, so we are moving inexorably towards an election."

 

Bus Éireann treatment of staff "totally unacceptable" - trade unions

Trade unions have called on Bus Éireann management to communicate with workers and publish plans for dealing with the funding crisis at the company.

On Wednesday, the company confirmed it is facing insolvency within 18 months unless “decisive actions” are taken.

In a statement yesterday evening a Bus Éireann spokesperson said changes are urgently required at the company to address the network’s financial situation.

The statement confirmed that the company’s Expressway service - connecting many communities in rural Ireland - will remain a part of the business but admitted that there may be “alterations to operations of some routes.”

 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic strikes late as Man United deny Liverpool win at Old Trafford

A late goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic earned Manchester United a 1-1 draw against Premier League rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford.

The Swede scored with six minutes of normal time to go to rescue a point for the home side.  

Liverpool took the lead from the penalty spot on 27 minutes.

A corner was lofted into the box but in an ultimately clumsy effort to head the ball clear, Paul Pogba handled the ball leaving referee Michael Oliver with no choice but to award the spot kick.

James Milner stepped up to take it and made no mistake as he scored his sixth goal of the season with a composed penalty.

 

Woman dies after fatal collision in Kilkenny

Gardaí investigating a fatal road traffic collision, which occurred at about 6pm on 15th January 2017, at Green Street, Callan, Co. Kilkenny are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

A woman in her 60s, a pedestrian, was fatally injured when she was involved in a collision with a car. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 20s, was not injured.

The road is closed to facilitate a forensic examination of the crash scene and is not expected to reopen until tomorrow, Monday.

 

The most expensive street in Ireland has been named

The most expensive street in Ireland has recently been revealed. Temple Road in Darty, in the Rathmines area of Dublin has been named as the most expensive road in the country. 

Homes in the area are said to be worth around €1.3m on average. 

Temple Road has taken over from the Vico Road in Killiney after a cluster of multi-million sales last year.

The Sunday Business Post claims today that houses on Vico Road have slipped to below the million mark.