Evening top 5: Farage talks Ireland and Brexit; FBI director 'nauseous' over suggestion he influenced election

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Theresa May claims EU wants to influence UK election through threats

British Prime Minister Theresa May has accused European politicians and officials of seeking to influence the result of the UK general election through threats.

She said the UK's position had been misinterpreted and the European Commission's position had hardened.

Farage claims Ireland is afraid to speak up for good Brexit deal

File photo of Nigel Farage | Image: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/PA Images

British MEP Nigel Farage has claimed the Irish Government are "desperate" for a good deal between Britain and Brussels - but afraid to say so.

It comes after the former UKIP leader criticized the European Union for using Ireland to make Brexit negotiations difficult.

Home Sweet Home donations to go towards "sustainable projects"

The Home Sweet Home campaign has insisted it is working continuously to decide how best to use the donations received during the occupation of Apollo House.

Accounts released by the group in February showed that just under €190,000 was donated to the campaign over the Christmas period.

FBI director "mildly nauseous" over suggestion he influenced election

James Comey. Picture by: CQ-Roll Call/SIPA USA/PA Images

The FBI director says it makes him "mildly nauseous" to think he may have swayed last year's US presidential election.

On October 28th, less than two weeks before the election, James Comey wrote a letter to Congress indicating that emails linked to Mrs Clinton's private email server were being investigated by his organisation.

Yesterday, Mrs Clinton cited the letter as one of the reasons why she believes she lost the election.

Doctor: 'Parents who don't vaccinate their children should face benefit cuts'

An Irish doctor has said parents who don't immunise their children should have thier child benefit cut.

Writing in the Medical Times, Dr Ruairi Hanley said there is an "ongoing campaign" against the HPV vaccine, which prevents cervical cancer in women.

Speaking on Newstalk Breakfast, Dr Yvonne Williams said Dr Hanley is raising a very important issue.