Evening top 5: Ireland committed to taking 130 refugees before Christmas; and Trump dismisses CIA claims of Russian intervention in election

The top stories on Newstalk.com this evening

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Childrens' Minister Katherine Zappone have visited a refugee camp in Greece.

The Ministers are visiting the country this weekend to meet with refugees stranded there to see the migrations crisis first hand.

The ministers say Ireland will take in 130 refugees from Greece before Christmas.

Minister Zappone says she is going to 'listen to the voices of the children'.


Donald Trump has strongly dismissed CIA claims that Russia tried to help him win the US presidency.

On Fox News Sunday, he said allegations that Russian hackers aided his campaign are "ridiculous".

Meanwhile, Republican Senator John McCain has urged Mr Trump to accept Moscow was involved.


The main union representing drivers at Bus Éireann says it may accept the closure of some routes.

Dermot O'Leary, General Secretary of the National Bus & Railworkers' Union (NBRU) said the union may accept some route closures after negotiations.

"There is no doubt, as part of that debate, some of those routes will come up for discussion. Will Bus Éireann be operating those routes into the future? Trade unions, because we come in the spirit of compromise, may have to accept some bitter medicine on that one," said Mr O'Leary.

However, SIPTU representative at Bus Éireann Willie Noonan said his union does not accept that any of the Bus Éireann Expressway services could be withdrawn or scaled back.


Turkey's president has vowed to "fight terrorism to the end" after the deaths of 38 people in bomb attacks in Istanbul.

Most of those killed last night were police officers - who were deliberately targeted.

The Kurdish offshoot militant group, the TAK says it carried out the attack.


In his final piece for The Sunday Times, restaurant critic AA Gill critiques the NHS.

The writer died yesterday following a cancer diagnosis.

He wrote how he was told how he would have to switch from private to publish healthcare in order to get the treatment he needed for his lung cancer.