Morning top 5: Residents in Clonmel evacuated over flooding fears; pedestrian dies in Dublin collision

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A status yellow rainfall warning remains in place for Kerry and Cork as up to 40 millimetres is expected to fall between now and midnight in the region.

In Co Tipperary residents in the Kilganey area of Clonmel were evacuated last night, as the local authority prepared for the River Suir to burst its banks.

The water level in the River Suir is currently over 3.8 metres and its predicted it will reach the critical level of 4 metres.


In County Cork many areas remain underwater as the community attempts to clean up from Storm Frank.

In Mallow and Middleton several homes remain uninhabitable following the deluge of rain last week.


A woman has died in a traffic accident in West Dublin.

She was knocked down on Hartstown Road in Clonsilla at around 2.30am this morning.

A second woman was injured in the crash.

The road has been closed to allow gardaí to carry out a forensic examination of the scene.


President Barack Obama has declared an emergency in Missouri following severe floods there.

It means federal aid can be used to help state and local response efforts to storms that began nearly two weeks ago.

At least 31 people have been killed in several states and thousands of properties have been evacuated near the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.


The killer of Irish journalist Simon Cumbers is believed to be among the 47 people executed in Saudi Arabia.

Cumbers, from Navan, died in Riyadh in June 2004 when he and his BBC colleague were attacked by terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda.

In a 2009 interview with the Meath Chronicle, the Cumbers family pleaded with the Saudi government not to execute the man - saying Simon would not have wanted his killer dead.

Last night Iranian protesters attacked the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran following the brutal executions, including cleric Nimr al-Nimr who had campaigned for the country's Shia minority.