Morning top 5: New Rescue 116 search to get underway; Turkey marks first anniversary of failed coup

The top stories this Saturday morning...

A Garda diving team is headed to Mayo today, as a new search gets underway for the bodies of the two airmen missing since the Coast Guard Rescue 116 crash earlier this year.

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, Captain Mark Duffy, and winchmen Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith all died in the fatal helicopter crash in March.

The bodies of Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith have not been recovered.


Turkey's president has sacked 7,000 police officers, military officials and academics as he marks the first anniversary of the failed coup against him.

More than 100,000 people have been jailed or dismissed from their jobs in the last 12 months, as part of a huge purge of President Erdogan's opponents.

Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of people took part in a demonstration calling for justice.


The Department of Foreign Affairs is assisting the family of an Irish woman who has died during a charity fundraising trip to Africa.

She was with a group that had flown to Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

The 35-year old woman is understood to be from the Cork/Waterford area.


Investigations are continuing after two German tourists were killed and four other holidaymakers injured during a knife attack in Egypt.

It is understood a man swam from a nearby beach before stabbing people in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.


Festival goers heading to Longitude are being warned to allow plenty of time for travel and entry into Marlay Park.

Some music fans experienced large queues and delays on to the site yesterday evening due to extra security measures.

Tonight's headline guest is The Weekend, with other acts including Skepta and Mac Miller.