Evening top 5: Eight rescued off Sligo coast; Coast Guard make significant progress in finding Rescue 116

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Man in serious condition after boat capsizes off Sligo coast

A man is believed to be in a serious condition, after a boat capsized off the Sligo coast this morning. 

Eight men were rescued from the sea off the coast of Co Sligo this morning after their dive boat capsized.

The alarm was raised shortly after 11 o'clock this morning when their boat capsized off Aughris Head near Enniscrone, Co Sligo.

 

Three men charged in relation with Longford stabbing

Three men appeared at a special sitting of Longford District Court today in connection with a stabbing incident which occurred on St. Patrick's Day.

An 18 year old man and two juveniles have been charged after a man in his 30s was assaulted on New Street in Longford town shortly after 8.30pm on Friday.

18 year old Ciaran Mc Donnell, of 34 College Park, Longford town, was charged with assault and remanded in custody to appear before Harristown District Court, in Castlerea next Friday.

 

Coast Guard make significant progress off Mayo coast

The Coast Guard search off Mayo has made significant progress today. They have successfully mapped the ocean floor around the suspected crash site. 

The search crew hunting for the wreckage of missing Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 meet today to discuss the next stage of the operation. 

The Irish Lights ship, the Granuaile arrived off Blacksod Bay this morning, fitted with new hi-tech equipment, which has helped the team scan the ocean bed around the suspected crash site.

 

Police clash with protesters at Paris demonstrations

Police fired tear gas rounds in clashes with protesters at a demonstration in Paris earlier today. 

Thousands marched against "police brutality" after the alleged rape of a black youth with a police baton.

On Feburary 22nd, a young man known simply as Theo sustained severe anal and rectal injuries, as well as wounds to his head and face, during a stop-and-search operation in the Seine-Saint-Denis region northeast of Paris.

 

Robbie Brady the big winner at FAI Awards

Ireland midfielder Robbie Brady has picked up a haul of three awards at the FAI Awards.

The Burnley player enjoyed a clean sweep on the night with the most prestigious award being the FAI Senior International Player of the Year gong for a 2016 in which he was pivotal as the Boys in Green reached the Euro 2016 knockout stages and also started the 2018 World Cup qualification campaign in strong fashion.

The 25 year old beat Ireland captain Seamus Coleman and Burnley and childhood team-mate Jeff Hendrick to the award.