Evening top 5: O'Sullivan rejects claims that she misled PAC; Coveney 'does not support' abortion on demand

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Partial settlement reached in Berkeley balcony collapse case

A partial settlement has been reached in the case of the Berkeley balcony collapse.

The collapse resulted in the deaths of six young people, including five Irish students, while seven others were injured.

Exact details of the settlement are not being disclosed.

Noirín O'Sullivan rejects claims that she misled PAC

Noirin O'Sullivan. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

The Garda Commissioner has not ruled out former senior officers - including her predecessors - being questioned about financial irregularities at the training college in Templemore.

Noirín O'Sullivan rejected claims that she in any way misled the Public Accounts Committee yesterday over how she found out about the problem in 2015.

Coveney: I don't support abortion on demand

Housing Minister Simon Coveney says he does not support proposals that would allow abortion on demand in Ireland.

Last month, the Citizens' Assembly recommended unrestricted legal abortion be introduced here.

Juncker: "Slowly but surely English is losing importance in Europe"

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, in Florence. Image: EU Press

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said that English is 'slowly but surely losing importance' in Europe.

The issue of Brexit dominated a EU conference in Florence earlier today.

Speaking at the 'State of the Union' event, Mr Juncker said: "Slowly but surely English is losing importance in Europe. The French will have elections on Sunday and I would like them to understand what I am saying."

Live Register drops to lowest figure since October 2008

The unemployment rate fell by 1.7% in April, with 4,600 fewer people on the Live Register.

Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show the seasonally adjusted total was reduced to 266,600.