Evening top 5: Trump refuses to 'recertify' Iran nuclear deal; Man given life sentence for murdering ex-partner

The top stories this Friday evening...

Man given life sentence for murdering the mother of his children

A Westmeath man has been handed the mandatory life sentence for murder after being convicted on Monday of intentionally strangling his ex-partner.

Danny Keena from Empor in Ballynacargy choked Brigid Maguire to death during an argument in her home in 2015.

Both their children gave evidence against him and recalled incidents of domestic abuse in the family home.

President Trump to 'decertify' but not scrap Iran nuclear deal

Donald Trump. Image: White House

President Trump has refused to recertify the Iran nuclear deal, calling it one of the "worst and one-sided" agreements America has ever entered in to.

However, the US President's decision does not mean the deal will be scrapped immediately: it will instead be forwarded to the US Congress.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, meanwhile, have issued a joint statement backing the Iran deal, saying they "stand committed to the JCPoA and its full implementation by all sides"

Cork credit union with 12,000 members to be shut down over financial issues

Charleville Credit Union in Cork is to be wound down. 

The North Cork financial institution has more than 12,000 members. 

It is the third Credit Union to close over financial issues. 

Warnings issued amid forecasts that Atlantic storm could hit Ireland

Image: National Hurricane Centre

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has issued a warning to road users amid concerns that parts of Ireland could be hit by the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia on Monday.

The storm is expected to weaken to a post-tropical cyclone as it moves northwards across the Atlantic.

Met Éireann has said there is still a "high degree of uncertainty" over the path of the storm.

Hillary Clinton 'shocked and appalled' by Harvey Weinstein allegations

Hillary Clinton has said she has been 'shocked and appalled' by the allegations levelled against Harvey Weinstein.

The prominent film producer has faced a mounting series of accusations of sexual harassment and abuse from an increasing number of women in the film industry.

Mrs Clinton told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: "I was shocked and appalled, because I've known him through politics as many Democrats have. He's been a supporter, and a funder, for all of us... for Obama, for me, for people who've run for office in the United States."