Evening top 5: Theresa May; UK cabinet appointments; and man stabbed in Kilkenny

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Theresa May has officially become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

David Cameron travelled to Buckingham Palace today to formally hand in his resignation and recommend Theresa May as his successor.

May then travelled to the Palace where The Queen asked: "Will you form a government?" and she responded 'Yes'.


The UK Prime Minister announced her initial appointments to the new cabinet.

Philip Hammond was named as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his predecessor George Osborne resigned from the Government.

Boris Johnson was then appointed Foreign Secretary, while Amber Rudd was named Home Secretary. She had previously held the position of Energy Secretary.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is so far the only member of former Prime Minister David Cameron's Government to remain in his current role.


A man is in a serious condition in hospital after he was stabbed multiple times while walking his dog in Kilkenny City.

The victim, who is in his late 50s, was attacked outside a city centre shopping centre shortly after 2:30pm.

He was brought by ambulance to St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny.


Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a human skull in the back garden of a house in south Dublin.

It was reported to gardaí on Tuesday following the find in the Killakee area of Firhouse.

It was discovered by a man who was carrying out work on the garden of his home.

The Office of the State Pathologist and a forensic anthropologist have been informed, and are assisting gardaí with their investigations.


Legislation to suspend water charges for nine months has passed all stages in the Dáil.

The Water Services Bill passed the final stage without a vote and will now go to the Seanad.

Once it is passed there, an expert group will examine how the state will pay for water services in the future.