Morning top 5: Virginia governor tells white supremacists to 'go home'; search to resume for missing diver

The top stories this Sunday morning...

Virginia's governor has lashed out at the "white supremacists and the Nazis" who took part in a far-right rally in Charlottesville.

Far-right activists organised the event to protest against Charlottesville's plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee from the city, leading to violent clashes with counter-protesters.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said: "Our message is plain and simple: Go home. You are not wanted in this great commonwealth."


Three people were dead and dozens injured after a day of violence and clashes in Charlottesville yesterday.

Two people - Lieutenant H Jay Cullen and Trooper-pilot Berke MM Bates - died after a Virginia State Police helicopter that had been assisting with policing the rally crashed.

A 32-year-old woman who had been crossing the street died when she was struck by a car driving at high speed that also hit a group of anti-Nazi campaigners, injuring dozens.

James Alex Fields Jr, 20, of Ohio, has been charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count related to leaving the scene.


A search is due to resume this morning for a diver missing off the Donegal coast.

The Coast Guard was alerted yesterday afternoon and launched a search operation along with the Lough Swilly RNLI lifeboat.


Two men who were arrested after a loaded gun was found in Ballyfermot in Dublin last Monday have been charged in connection with the incident.

A van was stopped on the Kylemore Road by the Emergency Response Unit and the weapon was recovered.

The two men - aged 34 and 38 - will appear in court tomorrow morning.


Gardaí will continue their search today for Trevor Deely, who disappeared in Dublin 17 years ago.

The then 22-year-old was last seen walking home from a Christmas party in the Haddington Road area in 2000.

A three-acre site in Chapelizod in south Dublin has been sealed off, and the search is expected to last a number of weeks.