Evening top 5: Irish man killed in Australia; Vigils for McCabe and Munster’s thrilling comeback

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Irish woman charged over Sydney stabbing

An Irish woman has been charged following the stabbing of a man in Sydney.

Cathrina Cahill, who is also known as Tina Cahill, has been refused bail and will appear in local court tomorrow.

A 36-year-old man was also arrested and both were taken to Bankstown Police Station. 

The victim, David Walsh, is understood to have been originally from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

 

Fianna Fáil maintain lead over Fine Gael in latest poll

Fianna Fáil has opened up an 8 point gap over Fine Gael in a new opinion poll.

The Kantar Millward Brown poll for the Sunday Independent, showed that Fine Gael has plummeted four points to 25%, while Fianna Fáil has jumped six points to 33%. This is the highest rating Fianna Fail has recorded in the poll since 2008.

The opinion poll also found more than half of voters (53%) believe Mr Kenny should resign as Fine Gael leader, while one in four (25%) said he should remain in place.

The new poll is likely to lead to fresh calls for Enda Kenny to name his departure date and to make way for a new party leader. 

One killed as passenger train derails near Brussels

One person is dead and 27 are injured after a passenger train derailed close to Brussels.

Images from the scene in Leuven, 12 miles east of the Belgian capital, show one passenger carriage lying on its side.

The accident occurred as the train had left the Leuven station at slow speed in the direction of Brussels.

 

Vigils underway across Ireland in support of Maurice McCabe

A series of vigils are currently underway around the country, in support of Maurice McCabe and other Garda whistleblowers.

They are being organised by the campaign group Uplift which says whistleblowers provide an important public service and must be protected.

Nearly 25 vigils have been organised so far and they will take place in front of local Garda stations around the country including Blackrock, Castlebar, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Monaghan, Tallaght, Tralee, and Tullamore. 

 

"Belief" the key ingredient to Munster's stunning comeback

Munster produced a stunning late comeback to beat Ospreys 25-23 in the Guinness PRO12 and remain ahead of the Welsh side at the top of the table. 

Despite trailing 17-3 in the early stages, they cut the gap to just two points before the break. The second half proved difficult again as Ospreys stretched their lead with a penalty, but a late Dave Kilcoyne secured the victory for the visitors.

"Not the start we wanted at all, we just didn't come out of the blocks," Dave O'Callaghan told BT Sport after the game. "Fair play to Ospreys, they started really well. We knew they would here, they're unbeaten at home. We showed massive grit and determination to win it at the end.