Evening top 5: Rescue 116 wreckage lifted from the ocean; O’Leary: Shane Ross 'playing a blinder' in Bus Éireann dispute

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Rescue 116 wreckage lifted from ocean floor

The wreckage of Rescue 116 has been successfully lifted from the ocean floor.

Navy divers today managed to attach straps to the fusealage and the lifting operation got underway this evening.

However, as of yet there is no sign of the two remaining missing Coast Guard crew, Ciaran Smith and Paul Ormsby. 

 

More than 250 dead after landslide in Colombia

At least 254 people have died and hundreds more are injured after what's being described as a "water avalanche" in Colombia.

The floods hits the city of Mocoa in the south of the country, with 30% of average monthly rain having fallen in a single night.

Late on Friday (local time), torrential rain sent mud and water from three rivers flowing through the streets, destroying homes and ripping trees from their roots.

 

Michael O'Leary: Shane Ross 'playing a blinder' in Bus Éireann dispute

Transport Minister Shane Ross 'has played a blinder' in the Bus Éireann dispute, according to Michael O'Leary.

The Ryanair boss joined Ivan Yates for this week's first edition of Yates on Sunday, and their conversation covered issues like Brexit and the ongoing Bus Éireann strike.

Despite calls for Minister Ross to step in and intervene, he has repeatedly refused to do. And the Ryanair CEO says that's exactly what a minister should be doing.

 

Spain wouldn't block Scotland from joining EU after Brexit

Scotland's Brexit minister Michael Russell has welcomed Spain's admission that it would not initially block an independent Scotland's attempts to join the EU.

However, Madrid's Foreign Minister has also reportedly stressed he does not want to see the country leave the UK.

Spain's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alfonso Dastis says Spain wouldn't veto an independent Scotland's EU hopes.

 

Sunday Night Takeaway: Pressure on Arsenal after draw

The pressure continues to mount on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after his side drew 2-2 with Man City at the Emirates on Sunday.

Going into the match on the back of successive 3-1 defeats the Londoners could have done with a win to keep their hopes of a top four finish alive.

An early Leroy Sane goal gave the visitors the lead as Pep Guardiola's men looked to capitalise on Chelsea's loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday.