Evening top 5: Irish tragedy in Dubai; Ryanair cancels Dublin flights; and hurricanes head for Ireland

The top stories this Thursday night

Irish woman and son die in Dubai

An Irish woman and her son have died in Dubai.

It is understood the five-year-old boy fell from a balcony.

His mother died tragically a short time later.

Ryanair cancels 22 weekly flights in and out of Dublin

Ryanair has confirmed that 22 flights a week in and out of Dublin Airport are to be cancelled over the winter period.

It comes after the airline announced yesterday that it was suspending 34 routes between November and March – with around 400,000 passengers set to be affected.

The announcement on Thursday gives detail of individual flights cancelled, while the routes themselves remain operational.

Over 30 people arrested, cars seized in Kilkenny-Carlow operation

Gardaí have arrested 35 people and seized seven vehicles as part of an anti-crime initiative over four days.

They were detained as part of Operation Thor/Project Storm which is aimed at preventing crime and disrupting criminal activity in Kilkenny-Carlow.

The main operation took place on Thursday with 10 people being charged.

SIPTU, Unite to join ballot for industrial action at Irish Rail

Two other unions are to ballot their members for industrial action at Irish Rail after the NBRU announced plans to do so.

SIPTU and Unite claim they have been left with no choice.

Talks between the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) and Iarnrod Éireann broke down on Wednesday night without a deal.

Remnants of Hurricanes Lee and Maria set to hit Ireland

The remains of two powerful hurricanes are set to hit Irish shores by the weekend.

Met Éireann says there will be unsettled weather with ex-Hurricanes Lee and Maria in the Atlantic "making details uncertain" over Ireland.

Saturday will begin with a lot of dry weather but with some showers and rain spreading North later.