Evening top 5: UK exit poll; TUI to reject pay deal; and WhatsApp filters

The top stories this Thursday night

UK exit poll says Conservatives will be largest party

Counting is underway after voting in the British general election.

An exit poll - carried out by Ipsos MORI and GfK for Sky News, the BBC and ITV News - is predicting that the Conservatives will be the largest party in the next parliament.

But it says Theresa May's party could fall 12 seats short of an overall majority.

TUI to recommend rejection of new public service pay deal

The executive committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) is to unanimously recommend rejection of the proposed public service agreement on pay.

The proposals, issued by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), would deliver an extension to the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

The benefits to different income groups would range from 7.4% to 6.2% over three years.

James Comey believes the Russia investigation was the reason for his firing

Donald Trump's lawyer is denying there was any pressure on the former FBI director James Comey to drop an investigation.

Mr Comey told senior US politicians the president's decision to sack him was an effort to obstruct a probe into Russian activities during the election.

But Mr Trump's attorney, Marc Kasowitz, has suggested Mr Comey may face prosecution for leaking some information.

Ireland U20s annihilated by Baby All Blacks

It was another very tough afternoon for Ireland U20s as they were beaten 69-3 by a superb New Zealand performance.

It has been a very disappointing campaign for Ireland who have lost all three games of this year's tournament. Head coach Peter Malone made 12 changes from the side that faced Scotland a few days ago.

The Baby All Blacks have been in scintillating form so far scoring 15 tries in their opening two matches.

WhatsApp introduce new filter feature for photos on iOS

WhatsApp has introduced a number of new features for iPhone owners.

The latest update to the app enables users to place filters over their photos, send mini-albums and a quick reply option too.

There are five filters to choose from. They are 'Pop', 'Black and White', 'Cool', 'Chrome' and 'Film'. Simply take a photo and swipe up to see the different options.