Evening top 5: Body of Captain Mark Duffy recovered from Rescue 116, and Stormont talks break down

The top stories this Sunday evening

The body of Captain Mark Duffy has been formally identified this afternoon after being recovered from Rescue 116.

The remains were returned to shore by the LE Samuel Beckett this afternoon.

Relatives of the missing crew members had gathered on Blacksod pier and were joined by dozens of Coast Guard volunteers and members of the emergency services.

The search is continuing for the two other members of the coast guard crew.


In a GAA Round-Up Kevin McLoughlin scored a last gasp point to give Mayo victory in a closely fought affair with Tyrone at Healy Park in Omagh.

The teams traded points thoughout a tight affair in sunny Omagh only for a Tom Parson's goal to give the visitors a 1-6 to 08 lead at the break.

Elewhere in Division 1 Cavan scored two late points to draw with Kerry 1-10 to 0-13 while Donegal and Monaghan finished 1-11 apiece. 

In Division 2 Cork beat Derry 0-20 to 2-10, Meath beat Fermanagh 3-15 to 0-6, Galway beat Down 3-15 to 1-13 while Kildare beat Clare 0-18 to 1-14.

Derry's Benny Herron and Cork's Kevin Crowley. Image: ©INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty



Negotiations on the establishment of a new power-sharing government in Northern Ireland have broken down.

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams said he does not believe it will be possible for them to reach agreement with other parties before Monday's 4pm deadline.

Its leader at Stormont, Michelle O'Neill, said the republican party will not be nominating a deputy first minister.

Monday is the deadline for nominating a first and deputy first minister at Stormont or else Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire is obliged to intervene.

Fresh elections or direct rule from Westminster could be imposed within a reasonable period.


Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said the Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan should reconsider her position following the latest revelations surrounding the force if clarity isn't given over latest garda misconduct revelations.

It was revealed earlier this week that Gardaí miscounted the number of drink driving breath-tests they carried out from 2011-2016 by almost one million. 

Mr Martin called for Commissioner O'Sullivan to release a clearer statement explaining what exactly happened with the controversy, and why the Policing Authority was only recently told.

He said: "We need straight-talking in terms of what happened here. I think the Commissioner needs to be very blunt about what she is saying."

When Mr Martin was asked whether or not the Commissioner should reconsider her position, he replied "yes."


One person has died and 14 others have been injured in a shooting in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The attack at a nightclub happened just after 2am this morning local time.

Police say there's no sign a shooting in a U.S. nightclub this morning was terror-related

Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate said that several of the victims have life-threatening injuries: "We are in the middle of a very horrific situation that occurred at the nightclub with multiple victims."