Evening top 5: Abortion counselling controversy; Stephen Donnelly leaves Soc Dems

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Health minister 'sickened' over claims by Dublin pregnancy counselling centre

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he feels "a bit sickened" about information being given out at an Irish pregnancy counselling centre.

Mr Harris was responding to footage showing a Dublin-based centre advising an undercover reporter that terminations can lead to breast cancer, and turn a woman into a child abuser.

The Fine Gael minister said he would consider introducing regulations to ensure women are provided with factual information about their reproductive choices.


Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly leaves Social Democrats

Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly has said his decision to leave the Social Democrats comes with "great sadness".

Mr Donnelly was a founding member of the party, which was launched in July 2015 ahead of this year's general election.

In a statement, the Social Democrats said they were disappointed that their colleague had "decided to walk away from the project".


Daryl Murphy rescues Ireland as Boys in Green escape Serbia with a point

Daryl Murphy's first international goal for Ireland proved crucial as the Boys in Green came away from Serbia with a 2-2 draw.

In the opening World Cup qualifier for Martin O'Neill's side, they were dominated for long spells by their Serbian opponents in Belgrade but managed to hang on for a potentially vital point.

Ireland got off to a dream start after just three minutes of action at a rain-soaked Red Star Stadium.


Titanic Belfast is named Europe's top attraction, beating Eiffel Tower

Titanic Belfast has been named Europe’s top tourist attraction, beating the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse, the Colosseum in Rome and London’s Buckingham Palace.

Judges at the World Travel Awards also placed it above the Acropolis in Athens, Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia and the Ribeira in Porto.

It is the first time a Northern Irish attraction has won the award at the 23-year-old competition. The Guinness Storehouse clinched the prize last year. 


Woman (20s) killed after truck collides with car in Tipperary

A woman in her mid-20s has died in a road crash in Tipperary.

The woman was killed after a truck collided with the car she was travelling in at around 12.25pm.

Two other women who were in the vehicle, both in their 50s, have been hospitalised.