Morning top 5: Fatal Wexford crash; no border deal; and Twitter's top trends this year

The top stories this Tuesday morning

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a crash in Co Wexford that has killed four members of the same family.

A couple in their 60s and their two sons were in a car that collided with a truck near New Ross last night.

The family in the car are believed to have moved to the US, but returned home for a funeral.


Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney says the Government is staying focused on getting the best deal for Ireland after Brexit.

There was an agreement with the British government on the border issue yesterday morning, but it was pulled around lunchtime.

The British Prime Minister asked for more time after the DUP said they would not support anything which saw the North being treated differently to the rest of the UK.


The Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath wants to pick a date for when Ireland to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of people with disabilities.

It is 10 years since Ireland signed up to the convention, and we are the last country to implement it.

Minister McGrath will seek approval from Cabinet for dates to complete the final steps of implementation.


Three million of us now own a smartphone and check it around 57 times a day.

We have the highest rate of mobile phone ownership in the EU at 90%, compared to the average of 88%.

The survey by Deloitte also showed that 44% of us admit to checking our phones during the night.


Repeal the Eighth, Brexit, Ophelia and Irish Water were among the biggest trending stories on Twitter in Ireland this year.

The social media giant has released details of some of the biggest international trends of 2017 with Trump, Syria, the UK election and the Manchester bombing all featuring.

In the sporting world, Ireland's victory over England in the Six Nations and Conor McGregor's big fight with Floyd Mayweather got Twitter buzzing.