Morning top 5: Turks march after failed coup; Ireland remembers Nice; and FF sees surge in support

The top stories this Sunday morning

Thousands have taken to the streets in Turkey in support of the country's president after authorities crushed a military coup.

Over 160 civilians died during the uprising in Istanbul and Ankara - however that figure is being reported by some media being as high as 265.

Over 5,000 soldiers and judicial staff have been arrested after the attempted coup on Friday night.


Five men are continuing to be questioned by French police after the Nice terror attack on Thursday.

It is suspected they knew Mohamed Bouhlel, the driver of a truck which ploughed into crowds, killing 84 people.

A vigil took place in Dublin last night to show solidarity with the people of Nice.

A minute silence was held outside the French embassy and a book of condolences was also opened.


Gardaí are investigating after a man was fatally stabbed in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

A man in his 20s died following the incident in Seagull House in Crumlin at around 4.00pm.

The man was rushed to St James's Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.


Fianna Fáil is enjoying a surge in popularity according to two new opinion polls.

It may leave Fine Gael feeling slightly unsettled as Micheál Martin's party storms ahead .

The Behaviour & Attitudes poll for The Sunday Times shows the party on 30%, up five points.

While the findings of a Red C survey for The Sunday Business post puts Fianna Fáil on 29% up three - while both polls put Fine Gael on 25 and 26% respectively.


Pressure is mounting on Irish Charities to ensure the sector is regulated properly.

It follows scandals over high pay and conditions and financial irregularities amongst some organisations.

Suicide bereavement charity Console was liquidated last week following High Court proceedings after revelations of mismanagement.