Morning top 5: North Korea launches rocket; armed gardaí to continue Dublin patrols following hotel shooting

The top stories this Sunday morning...

North Korea has launched a long-range rocket - provoking international outrage.

The secretive country claims it is carrying a peaceful satellite, but there has been concern it is being used to test more destructive technology.

The US and South Korea are tracking the rocket but don't believe it poses a threat.


Armed gardaí will continue to patrol the streets of Dublin over the coming days after a man was gunned down in a hotel.

32-year-old David Byrne from Crumlin lost his life in the shooting at the Regency in Drumcondra on Friday.

Gardaí confirmed that the incident is linked to organised crime, saying they are hunting for at least six people believed to have been involved in the attack.


Campaigning on day five of the general election will see the parties concentrate on crime, the economy, health and 'green jobs'.

Sinn Féin will talk about their plans for universal healthcare and canvass various constituencies.

Fine Gael's focus this morning will be on tax - with more details expected on abolition of the USC.

Fianna Fáil will highlight the issue of crime outside a closed Garda station in Dublin, just a short distance from Friday's gangland murder.

Labour is set to talk about 'green jobs', while Joan Burton canvasses fans attending the Ireland-Wales match.


More than 130 people remain buried within a tower block that collapsed during an earthquake in Taiwan.

Officials believe it will be possible to easily reach 29 of those trapped - while another 103 are buried deeper within the crumpled 17-storey building.

Nineteen people - including a newborn baby girl - have been confirmed dead after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck at about 4am on Saturday.


RTE is set to lodge a formal complaint with An Garda Siochána after one of its cameramen was injured in chaotic scenes in Dublin yesterday.

The organisers of a rally on O'Connell Street have distanced themselves from violence that broke out on the fringes of the protest.

It had been organised as a counter demonstration against the launch of anti-Islam group Pegida.

At least two people were hospitalised following the disturbances - when gardaí clashed with a group of anti-racism protesters.