Evening top 5: Harris responds to FG WhatsApp messages; Man shot in North Dublin and Trump’s fake terror attack

The top stories this Sunday evening...

Simon Harris responds to leaked FG WhatsApp messages

Simon Harris has responded to leaked Fine Gael WhatsApp messages which showed that he could be in the running for Fine Gael party leader. 

Earlier today, The Irish Times reported on a leaked Fine Gael WhatsApp conversation which implied that Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is encouraging Simon Harris to run for the party leadership. 

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan posted a message in the group on Sunday morning saying "He hasn't announced yet but Frances is encouraging him. He wants out of Health."

 

Man is shot in North Dublin

Gardai are investigating the discovery of a man with apparent gunshot injuries on the North Circular Road in Dublin this evening.

Emergency services responded shortly after 8pm. The body remains at the scene.

There are no further details as yet.

 

Trump appears to make up Swedish terror attack

Donald Trump appeared to make up a fake Swedish terror attack last night at a rally in Florida. 

During the rally, he spoke about how the White House plans to renew its efforts to restrict immigration. Trump then went on to cite several European countries and cities saying that they've showed the dangers of admitting immigrants.

During his speech he said "You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden."

 

Police officer killed and 30 injured in Bogota explosion

A police officer has been killed and up to 30 people have been injured in an explosion near a bull ring, in the Colombian capital of Bogota.

Hundreds of animal rights activists had been preparing to hold a march to demonstrate against bullfighting, when the blast happened.

Many of the injured are believed to be police officers who were deployed ahead of the protest.

 

Sunday Night Takeaway: Tottenham and Man United progress to the quarter-finals

Tottenham Hotspur and Man United both progressed to the quarter-final of the FA Cup after wins on Sunday. 

Spurs dominated Fulham at Craven Cottage and ran out 3-0 winners although it could have been more. Harry Kane combined throughout the match with Christian Eriksen who provided two assists for the England striker.

Elsewhere, Man United came from behind to beat Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.