Evening top 5: DUP and Conservatives reach deal; judges speak out against proposed appointments system

The top stories on Newstalk.com this Monday evening...

DUP, Conservatives agree deal to form minority UK government

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has signed a deal with the British Conservative Party to support Theresa May's minority government at Westminster.

Some stg£1bn (€1.13bn) in concessions have been made to Northern Ireland's largest party, in exchange for support from its 10 MPs on key votes in the House of Commons.

Proposed UK residency rules for EU citizens will not apply to Irish people

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The British government says Irish citizens residing in the UK will not need to apply for "settled status" to protect their entitlements after Brexit.

It comes as the British government revealed its detailed proposals for EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit.

Judges warn proposed new judicial appointments system "seriously flawed"

The Chief Justice and the heads of the other courts have written to the Taoiseach outlining concern about plans to overhaul how judges are chosen.

The five judges have written directly to Leo Varadkar in what is understood to be the first such intervention of its kind in history.

It comes after the association representing judges in Ireland warned that proposed changes to the system for judicial appointments are “seriously flawed.”

Sinn Féin's Mícheál Mac Donncha elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin

Micheal Mac Donncha. Image via Dublin City Council / Facebook

Dublin City councillors have elected a new Lord Mayor.

Mícheál Mac Donncha of Sinn Féin was elected to the position at a meeting this evening.

In his acceptance speech, the new Lord Mayor said his top priority will be housing.

US Supreme Court partially restores Trump travel ban

The US Supreme Court has partially restored Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizen’s from six predominantly Muslim Countries travelling to the US.

In what could be seen as a victory for the Trump administration, the court overturned lower court rulings blocking the ban in totality and agreed to hear arguments in the case during the autumn term – which begins in October.