Morning top 5: FG divisions deepen; Trump explains Swedish blunder

The top stories this Monday morning

Divisions appear to be deepening in Fine Gael over the future of Enda Kenny as leader.

Health Minister Simon Harris has Tweeted that he has 'no intention of engaging in idle speculation' - in response to leaked Fine Gael WhatsApp messages suggesting he too, might be in the running to take over

The Fine Gael Parliamentary Party is due to meet on Wednesday to discuss the issue.


Donald Trump has said his reference to a non-existent incident in Sweden was based on a TV report he had seen on Fox News.

The President had left many people scratching their heads - including the Swedish government - after he falsely suggested there was an immigration-related security incident in the country on Friday night.

Illustrating his point about the relationship between terror attacks and refugees, he had told a rally in Florida on Saturday afternoon: "You look at what's happening in Germany. You look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! Who would believe this? Sweden!

"They took in large numbers, they're having problems like they never thought possible."

President Donald Trump during his campaign rally on Saturday. Image: PA Images


Drivers and management at Bus Éireann will attend talks at the Work Relations Commission (WRC) today.

Unions had planned an all out strike from this morning - in a row over cost savings at the company - however that has been postponed to allow negotiations take place.

The bus company says it needs to make savings of €30m a year to stay afloat.


Gardaí are investigating the death of a man on the North Circular Road in Dublin last night.

Emergency services responded to a residential address shortly after 8pm and discovered a man with apparent gunshot injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, which remains sealed off for further investigation.

No arrests have been made.


Malaysia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned North Korea's ambassador to the country to explain his comments made over the death of Kim Jong-Nam.

The North Korean leader's half-brother was allegedly murdered in Kuala Lumpur's airport.

The ambassador told a press conference that the Malaysian Government had "something to hide".