The Morning Top 5: Gangland Arrests; Finian McGrath to pay water charges;

The top stories this Saturday morning...

Gardaí are continuing to question a man in connection with the shooting of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in Dublin last February.

A man in his 20's was arrested last night in North Dublin area in relation to the killing.

32-year-old David Byrne was lost his life after gunmen stormed the hotel during a boxing weigh-in.

The incident is part of the long running Kinahan-Hutch gangland feud.

 

Alan Kelly has confirmed that will run for the Labour Party leadership.

The Former Minister for the Environment made the announcement on RTE's Late Late Show last night - saying he thinks he'd make a great leader.

It comes as the party holds its executive meeting today, where those vying for leadership are expected to declare their intentions.

 

Finian McGrath has now agreed to pay his water charges.

The newly-appointed junior minister had been criticised for saying he would ask for the Attorney General's advice before deciding whether to pay.

It's understood Minister McGrath is still opposed to the charges, but now believes the dispute is becoming a distraction in his new role as Minister for Disabilities

 

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is blocking the use of its drugs for lethal injections in prisons.

The move apparently shuts off the last remaining open-market source of drugs for executions in the US.

The firm says its medicines are for saving or improving lives and strongly objects to the use of its products in capital punishment.

 

Authorities in Peru say convicted drugs mule Melissa Reid is to be released from prison and returned to the UK.

22 year-old was imprisoned for cocaine smuggling in 2013 alongside Michaella McCollum from Tyrone.

McCollum was freed in March, however she must remain in the country for the remainder of her sentence.