Morning top 5: Boil notice in place for parts of Co Cork; Obama to meet Attorney General over gun control measures

The top stories this morning...

There is a rainfall warning in place this morning for parts of Leinster and Munster.

The yellow alert, which started yesterday, will remain in effect until 9am.

Rain is set to ease off later today. However tomorrow will be wet again bringing the risk of more flooding.


Around 10,000 homes in Cork have been issued a boil water notice after the recent bad weather.

The precautionary measure has been put in place for the Whitegate Regional Water Supply in east Cork.

The areas affected include Midleton South East, Ballynacorra, Cloyne, Aghada, Whitegate, Ballycotton, Churchstown, Trabolgan and surrounding rural areas.


Barack Obama has confirmed he will meet with the US Attorney General on Monday - having become frustrated by Congress' inaction on gun control.

He says they will discuss ways of reducing gun violence through measures that do not require congressional approval.


Lucinda Creighton says she does not miss Fine Gael.

The Renua Ireland leader left the party after voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Legislation after a free vote was refused.

Enda Kenny has now promised a free vote in the next Dáil if the issue of the 8th Amendment is to be dealt with.


British soldiers who served in Iraq may face prosecution for crimes committed during the war, including murder.

The head of an investigation into allegations of torture and unlawful killing during the conflict believes there are "lots of significant cases".