Evening top 5: Search for members of Rescue 116 continues; Spicer weighs in on wiretapping

The top stories on Newstalk.com this evening

The search for three crew members of Rescue 116 is continuing tonight off the north Mayo coast.

The Coastguard helicopter went down off Blacksod early this morning.

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to Captain Dara Fitzpatrick who died after being recovered from the water this morning. Her three fellow crew members are still missing.

Naval vessels the LE Roisin and the LE Eithne will keep searching through the night.

Gerard O'Flynn from the Irish Coastguard said the chances of finding survivors are dwindling.


White House press spokesman Sean Spicer has attempted to clarify what Donald Trump meant when he claimed Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of his skyscraper.

Spicer suggested: "I think if you look at the President’s tweet, he said very clearly 'wiretapping' in quotes. There’s been substantial discussion in several reports that Bret Baier from Fox on March 3rd talked about evidence of wiretapping.


The trial of a married man accused of murdering a woman he had cheated on his wife with has heard she wasn’t pregnant when he killed her.

Roy Webster admits beating Anne Shortall to death with a hammer - but denies her murder by claiming he had no intention to do so.

Roy Webster was arrested on April 7th 2015 at his home at Ashbree in Ashford, Co. Wicklow. He shared the home with his wife and two children.


Mark Zuckerberg has defended Facebook continuing to have billionaire Peter Thiel sit on its board of directors, despite calls for him to be removed due to his ties to US President Donald Trump.

Thiel, who was an early Facebook investor and also co-founded PayPal, has been one of the tech sector's most high profile Trump supporters and is now one of the new administration's key advisers.


The family behind one of the viral videos of the year have broken their silence on their new found fame.

Professor Robert Kelly was giving an interview to the BBC about the political crisis in South Korea when his two adorable children and fast-acting wife hilariously gate-crashed his TV spot.

After taking a few days to process the enormity of the situation, the family is laughing about it along with the rest of us.