Evening top 5: R116 data recorder found; Wicklow man jailed for life for murder of woman

The top stories on Newstalk.com this evening

Search teams have recovered the Coast Guard Rescue 116 flight data recorder from the sea off the coast of County Mayo.

A government spokesperson said the downed helicopter's "black box" recorder is currently in the custody of the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) and will go to the UK for examination tomorrow.

The device - which is comprised of two recorders in one - is reportedly in good condition with no apparent external damage.


A Wicklow man has been jailed for life for the murder of a woman he had a one-night stand with over Christmas 2014.

Roy Webster, a cabinet maker from Ashford, beat Anne Shortall to death four months later after she threatened to tell his wife he had cheated on her.

Mr Webster’s lips started to quiver when he was asked to stand in the dock before Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy.


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Ireland conceded top spot in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying Group D standings, but will take heart from at least half of tonight's performance at the Aviva Stadium.

A scoreless draw, marred by a serious leg injury sustained by captain Seamus Coleman midway through the second half, will be enough to keep them level at the top of the group behind Serbia only on goal difference.

A late surge following Neil Taylor's red card proved fruitless as Ireland continued to hammer the Welsh defence.


House Republican leaders have abruptly pulled a rewrite of the nation’s health-care system under the Affordable Care Act from consideration.

“We just pulled it,” President Donald Trump confirmed to US media.

The decision came following Trump's ultimatum to lawmakers — and represented multiple failures for the new president and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

President Trump said the House Republican healthcare bill lacked support from Democrats and he predicted Obamacare would "explode