Evening top 5: Turkey votes 'Yes' in historic referendum; North Korea's failed missile launch

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Turkish President claims victory in referendum over presidential powers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed victory in a historic referendum which will grant him sweeping new powers. 

State-run Anadolu news agency said the President narrowly won with YES at 51.4% and NO at 48.7%. 

The changes will replace Turkey's parliamentary system of government with a presidential one and could see Mr Erdogan remain in office until at least 2029.

 

North Korea conducts another missile test despite US warnings

North Korea has made a failed attempt to launch a missile just hours after telling the US it was prepared for war.

The launch attempt took place in the Sinpo area of the North, a day after a huge military parade took place in Pyongyang.

The US military said the launch took place at 10.21pm Irish time (5.51am local time) but the missile "blew up almost immediately".

 

Water issue will see Government in power "for another few months"

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness says he thinks the Government will be in power "for another few months".

The Dáil voted last week by 96 to 48 to accept a report from the Joint Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services.

The report says charges should be abolished except for excessive use, a referendum on public ownership should be held and meters are to be installed in all new builds.

 

Sunday Night Takeaway: Man United beat Chelsea

Man United have blown the title race wide open after dominating Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The 2-0 scoreline flattered the visitors as Jose Mourinho's side enacted a little revenge for their two defeats to the London side earlier in the season.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring early on as United took charge of the match from the start. Ander Herrera man-marked Eden Hazard throughout while Diego Costa appeared more interested in petty disputes with opposing defenders then trying to score. 

 

Drug driver caught at one of the first drug-driving checkpoints

A driver has tested positive for cocaine at one of the first Gardai drug-driving checkpoints

The motorist, who is already disqualified from driving for 10 years, was stopped on the N4 between Dublin city and Leixlip. 

The drug driving legislation, introduced under the Road Traffic Act 2016, now allows Gardaí to set up Mandatory Intoxicant Checkpoints (MIT) to test drivers for the presence of both alcohol and drugs.