Evening top 5: Ibrahim Halawa trial postponed again; Archbishop criticised over abortion comments

Sunday's big stories

The trial of Ibrahim Halawa, the Dublin student imprisoned in Egypt, has been adjourned for a 15th time.

The Irishman was arrested in a Cairo mosque in August 2013 during demonstrations protesting the ousting of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.

He and 493 other accused are now not due back in court until November 12th.


A group representing families who have experienced fatal foetal abnormalities during pregnancy has hit out at Archbishop Eamon Martin after he defended Ireland's strict abortion laws.

Campaign group Termination for Medical Reasons (TFMR) described a message issued by Catholic primate of all Ireland for the church's annual Day of Life as "callous" and "hurtful".

In a statement marking the worldwide event yesterday, Mr Martin remarked that there was "no such thing as 'limited' abortion" from a moral point of view.


The 2016 Gaelic Football championship has concluded with Dublin retaining the All-Ireland title and now is the time for reflection.

The Sunday Game panel did just that during their final broadcast of the football championship with the seven heavyweight pundits listing their personal highpoints of the year.

Colm O'Rourke admitted to his disappointment in the senior championship and pointed to the three-in-a-row minor All-Ireland titles collected by Kerry.


For the first time in 148 years, the conservative San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper has backed a democratic candidate to become president of the United States.

It is becoming a trend with conservative publication after conservative publication backing Hillary Clinton. 

The Cincinnati Enquirer and the Arizona Republic have also backed Donald Trump's rival as his support base continues to unravel. 


The All-Ireland celebrations continued today in Dublin as a huge crowd gathered in the capital for the team's official homecoming.

Players and supporters were all in good spirits as they sang and cheered in the sunshine.

Even Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton, who is renowned for not being a fan of interviews, addressed the crowd in Smithfield Plaza.