Evening top 5: Northern Ireland elections; fallout from the mother and baby scandal in Tuam

The top stories on Newstalk.com this evening

Groups representing the families of babies who died in mother-and-baby homes were not informed that remains have been found at one site.

Today's media coverage was the first time that many relatives were officially told there were remains at the site in Tuam, County Galway.

Anna Corrigan's two brothers were born in the home - but a death certificate was only ever issued for one of them.

She says the Commission is being used to stop a formal investigation into her brother's disappearance.


Sinn Féin appear closer than ever to becoming the largest party in Stormont.

There's been a record high turnout in Northern Ireland's Assembly elections.

Mike Nesbitt, who leads the Ulster Unionist party, has resigned because of poor results.

Counting is still under way, but the republican party has closed the gap on their unionist rivals.


Talks between both sides in the Bus Éireann dispute will take place on Monday.

The NBRU and SIPTU have agreed to sit down with management of the company at the Workplace Relations Commission - a move welcomed by Transport Minister Shane Ross.

An all out strike has been suspended and Bus Éireann has deferred the implementation of payroll changes to staff.


Three men have arrested after 22 thousand euro worth of drugs were seized in Dublin.

Gardaí carried out seven searches earlier today where a rifle was also recovered.

Two men in their 30s are being held at Kevin Street Garda station.

Another man in his 20's arrested on foot of a bench warrant has been before the courts.


Former Mayo midfielder David Brady hopes Stephen Rochford's side can gain a psychological boost against Dublin when they clash in the Allianz Football League on Saturday.

The match comes almost six months since the Dubs edged Mayo in the All Ireland final replay and both sides are expected to contend for honours. 

"It's not about who's starting, who's playing, the conditions, the night or time of the year. It's about you saying 'I have beaten you before' and every team you come up against, you want that," said Brady on Off The Ball.