Evening top 5: Fine Gael candidates go head-to-head; Tragic death in Tipperary; New emergency accommodation opens

The top stories on Newstalk.com this evening

Fine Gael leadership contenders go head-to-head in Dublin

The two main contenders to become Ireland’s next Taoiseach have gone head-to-head tonight in the first of four Fine Gael leadership hustings.

The events, taking place over the next four evenings, offer the two Fine Gael leadership candidates - Ministers Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney - an opportunity to outline their vision for the party and debate various issues ahead of next week’s vote.

In an impassioned speech, Minister Coveney said he and his rival offer "different roads" for the party - insisting he wants to  “represent everybody, rich and poor, rural and urban, disadvantaged and successful or talented.”

Baby dies following tragic incident in Co Tipperary

A seven-month-old baby has died following an incident in County Tipperary.

Gardaí were called to Dundrum village at around 1.30pm this afternoon.

A baby girl was found unresponsive.

The infant was taken to University Hospital Limerick, but has since been pronounced dead.

Homeless families sent to Garda stations due to lack of emergency accommodation

Homeless people are being told to go to Garda stations for help, according to campaigners.

A Dublin group is warning they've recorded the highest ever number of rough sleepers across the city.

Inner City Helping Homeless found 173 people on the streets on Tuesday night - among them 38 women and two children.

Focus Ireland put the number of homeless families in Dublin at "well over a thousand."

Trump labels intelligence leaks "deeply troubling"

US President Donald Trump has said intelligence leaks from the US administration relating to the Manchester attack are “deeply troubling.”

Speaking at his first NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump condemned the deadly suicide bombing that took the lives of 22 people as “barbaric and vicious.”

He again branded extremists as "losers" who had to be driven out of society and vowed to never waiver in fighting terrorism.

The British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to raise the leaks with the president this afternoon after senior British Government ministers described the leaks as "irritating" and "disappointing."