Morning top 5: Scores killed after failed coup in Turkey; France mourns after Nice attack

The top stories this Saturday morning

At least 60 people have been killed in Turkey, after some military forces attempted to overthrow the government.

More than 330 have been arrested, mainly soldiers, after a night of clashes with demonstrators opposing the coup.

Dozens of troops left their tanks in Istanbul this morning and surrendered.

Here at home, the Department of Foreign Affairs is advising Irish citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Turkey at this time.


Three days of mourning are underway in France after 84 people were killed in a terror attack in Nice on Thursday night.

52 people are in a critical condition after a man drove a lorry at a huge crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day.

A Galway man is said to be one of those injured.

The suspect, 31-year-old French-Tunisian Mohamed Bouhlel, was shot dead by police.


Senior Sinn Féin members will gather in Dublin today to set-out their strategic direction for the next decade.

The meeting is the first of 40 meetings that will take place across the country over the next week.


Around 12 staff members at the former suicide charity Console have been made redundant.

A provisional liquidator has been appointed to the troubled charity and its services have been taken over by Pieta House.

Meanwhile, yesterday the HSE insisted no public funds were misspent by the organisation when its Director general Tony O'Brien appeared at the Public Accounts Committee.


A march aimed at highlighting the disappearance of Mary Boyle in Donegal over 30 years ago will take place in Ballyshannon today.

The six-year-old girl disappeared in Cashelard near Ballyshannon in 1977.

Earlier this week gardaí confirmed that a second review of the case into her disappearance is being carried out by the Serious Crime Review Team.

The march will get underway in the town at 2.00pm before walking to the local garda station.