Morning top 5: Brussels airport to reopen today, twelve days after terrorist attacks; Searches for a young soldier missing in Galway will resume later.

The top stories this Sunday morning

Brussels airport is to reopen today 12 days after it and a metro station in the Belgian capital were hit by bomb attacks that killed 32 people.

The first three “symbolic flights” to Athens, Turin and Faro will depart this afternoon.

Passengers will have to use a temporary check-in facility after the main departure hall was destroyed in the explosions and passengers will also be dropped off at the car parks before being taken to check-in.

It's expected the airport will fully reopen by the end of June or early July.


Searches for a young soldier missing since Thursday will resume in Galway this morning.

21-year-old Ben Garrett was last seen on Eglington Street at around 1.45am near a night club.

Private Garrett, who is originally from Castlebar in Co Mayo, was last seen wearing dark jeans and a light blue Hollister jumper.

He is described as being approximately 6 foot tall, with a slim, athletic build and short brown hair.


There are calls for an urgent investigation into claims a doctor prescribed banned drugs to 150 sportsmen, including Premier League footballers, in the UK.

The Sunday Times says the country's Anti-Doping watchdog knew about it two years ago but failed to act.

The organisation says it's "deeply concerned and shocked" by the allegations.


The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the family of a man who died in a cycling event in Belgium on Friday.

The 56-year-old Irishman was riding alongside his 29-year-old son when he collapsed during the 129 kilometre Tour of Flanders.

The man, who has taken part 13 times before, collapsed while on the Oude Kwaremont, one of the cobbled roads leading up the Kluisberg hill, a notoriously difficult part of the course.

Medical teams came to his assistance but were unable to save his life.

Last night the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that they were providing consular assistance to the man's family.



The interim Taoiseach will attend the unveiling of a memorial wall to honour those who died in the Easter Rising today.

Glasnevin Cemetery’s 1916 Remembrance Wall contains the names of the men women and children - including British soliders - killed during the revolution.

However the structure is being criticised by a number of groups including Eirígí.

The republican organisation is unveiling its own Rising Walls of Remembrance outside the GPO today.