Evening top 5: Three due in court over immigration offences; Michelle O'Neill new Sinn Féin leader in the North; Young boy passes away following road crash

The top stories this evening

Three men due in court over Dublin Airport immigration offences

Three men, including two Aer Lingus employees, are due to appear at Dublin district court on Tuesday charged with immigration offences.

The men - aged 28, 56 and 61 - were arrested at Dublin Airport by officers with the Garda Immigration Bureau assisted by the Garda Special Detective Unit on Monday.

They are currently being detained at Ballymun, Swords and Coolock garda stations.

Aer Lingus has confirmed two of its employees were arrested at the airport.

Michelle O’Neill named as new Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland

Michelle O’Neill has been named as the new leader of Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland.

Michelle O'Neill in the Mansion House, Dublin

Ms O'Neill, who replaces Martin McGuinness as party leader there, had been serving in Stormont as health minister.

Mr McGuinness resigned from politics last week for health reasons.

The party's president, Gerry Adams said Ms O'Neill's appointment represents "a hugely significant day" for the Sinn Féin movement. 

Seven-year-old boy passes away following Navan road crash

A young boy who was involved in a road traffic accident in County Meath earlier this month has died in hospital.

The seven-year-old boy had been travelling in the car with his mother and younger brother when they were involved in a collision with a truck on January 13th.

The accident occurred on the R162, Kilberry to Nobber Road.

The 26-year-old mother died at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda in the early hours of the morning following the crash.

New code of ethics for Gardaí a "missed opportunity" - GRA

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has described a new code of ethics for the force as 'flawed' and a 'missed opportunity'.

The document revealed by the Policing Authority today sets out nine standards Gardaí should stick by when carrying out their jobs.

These include a duty to uphold the law, commitments to honesty and integrity, and a greater focus on transparency in the organisation.

Trump spokesman says White House intention is "never to lie"

Donald Trump's spokesman has said the White House's intention is "never to lie" after a row over audience numbers at his inauguration.

He also denied reports that those who had cheered Mr Trump speaking during a meeting he had with the CIA had been the President's supporters rather than spies. 

In a long news conference this evening, a reporter asked Mr Spicer: "Is it your intention to tell the truth from that podium?"