Evening top 5: HSE sends warning to staff; Man arrested in connection with death of woman in Kilkenny

Your top stories this Sunday evening

HSE warns its staff about using their computers tomorrow

The HSE have issued a warning for all its staff members after a global cyber attack affected institutions around the world. 

They said "Following the attacks on the NHS on Friday which limited the delivery of many of  services in the UK, the HSE has been working over the weekend in order to prevent its Network from being compromised.

"As staff go back to work tomorrow, the HSE is advising all of its staff to TURN ON their computers but DO NOT LOG ON for a full two hours.

 

Man arrested in connection with death of woman in Kilkenny

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Kilkenny today.

The woman, who was in her 20s, was discovered in a house at Bridge Street in Freshford shortly after mid-day with serious injuries.

She was taken to St Luke's General Hospital in Kilkenny where she later died.

 

British councillor suspended after anti-Irish Eurovision tweet

A British Conservative Party councillor has been suspended over comments he made in an anti-Irish tweet.

Nick Harrington composed the post seemingly after Ireland gave the UK "nul points" during voting in the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night.

The votes were split into two categories: the jury and the public vote.

The Warwick councillor tweeted: "#Eurovision2017 thanks Ireland. You can keep your f'king gypsies! Hard border coming folks!"

 

Sturgeon says Independent Scotland may not rejoin EU

Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that an Independent Scotland may not rejoin the EU straight away. 

She said Scotland may not seek immediate membership of the EU if she won an independence referendum.

While most Scottish voters oppose a referendum before Brexit, the first minister insists that another vote on independence is needed because Scotland was taken out of the EU "against its will" after 62% of Scots voted to remain in the union. 

 

O'Sullivan under more pressure as fresh details emerge about Templemore

New details have emerged which look set to put more pressure on the Garda Commissioner, over financial irregularities at the training college in Templemore.

The Irish Mail on Sunday has seen a dossier backing up Garda HR Chief John Barrett's evidence that Noirin O'Sullivan was aware of the issue of financial irregularities a month before she testified to the Public Accounts Committee.

Noirin O'Sullivan dismissed concerns about financial irregularities at the Garda College in Templemore, Co.Tipperary at a meeting in 2015.