Morning top 5: Growing support for FF and FG; Trump calls for Clinton drugs test

The headlines this Sunday morning...

Donald Trump has suggested that he and Hillary Clinton be given a drugs test before the next presidential debate on Wednesday.

Speaking at a rally in New Hampshire, the Republican candidate implied that Mrs Clinton's demeanour had changed during their last encounter.      

"I don't know what's going on with her, but at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning, and at the end it was like, 'Uhhh, take me down'," he said.


A new poll has found that Fianna Fáil was the most popular party in the run-up to last week's budget.

The survey by Behaviour and Attitudes for the Sunday Times puts Micheál Martin's party on 30% (up two points) with Fine Gael trailing behind on 26% (up three).

Sinn Féin is down one point to 17%, Labour is down two to 5%, while independents and others are down one to 23%.


The contents of a newspaper column written by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urging Britain to stay in the EU have emerged.

According to a new book on the EU referendum campaign, the Conservative MP wrote: "It is surely a boon for the world and for Europe that [the UK] should be ­intimately engaged in the EU."

His unpublished article for The Daily Telegraph was written two days before his shock announcement that he would campaign to leave.


Gardaí have appealed for witnesses following a shooting in west Dublin last night.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was shot in the Cherry Orchard area of Ballyfermot at around 8.20pm last night. 

The man remains in hospital this morning with injuries thought to be non-life threatening.


Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has claimed that people who look after their grandchildren would be "insulted" by the idea of receiving payments from the state.

New childcare benefits introduced in the budget can only be used to pay for Tusla-registered creches and childminders.

In an interview in the Sunday Independent, Minister Zappone also ruled out payments for stay-at-home parents.