Morning top 5: Tributes to Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp; trade war averted; and serial rapist sentencing

The top stories this Thursday morning

Tributes are being paid to the Irish man who died in the Greek wildfires.

Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp was on honeymoon in the resort of Mati, when he became separated from his wife.

In a statement, the families say they are "deeply saddened" to confirm his death and have asked for privacy.


A transatlantic trade war has been averted after talks at the White House between US President Donald Trump and EU Commission President Jean Claude-Juncker.

The two sides have agreed to work on lowering trade barriers.

Mr Trump said they also agreed to zero tariffs on all goods - except cars.


The sentence hearing of a serial rapist who targeted women on Tinder is due to get underway later.

In the space of eleven days, Patrick Nevin - a father-of-two from Dun Laoghaire - attacked three women he met on the online dating app.

He was convicted last year of sexually assaulting a Brazilian student and last month he pleaded guilty to raping a different woman and assaulting another.


Former England footballer Gary Lineker is backing a campaign for a second Brexit referendum.

The star said: "Some things in life are more important than football."

He has joined forces with the People's Vote group as they launch a series of rallies and protests across the UK calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal.


Thousands of Ryanair passengers will be forced to make alternative travel plans as cabin crew in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Belgium stage a second 24-hour strike.

It comes as IALPA pilots at Ryanair have announced a fourth one-day strike for Friday August 3rd.

It is part of an ongoing row with management over seniority, base transfers and annual leave.