Morning Top 5: the morning after the Bruce before; marching for the homeless; and Olympic misgivings

The top stories this Saturday morning

A certain musician by the name of Bruce Springsteen played a few tunes in Croke Park last night to a huge crowd of over 80,000 people.

However, there were a few complaints over the quality of sound at GAA HQ – with fans expressing their anger and frustration at not being properly able to hear the show from their vantage points around the ground.

Some fans said they left the concert early due to the sound issues - although it may have been Taoiseach Enda Kenny's air guitar, captured on video by a fan.

People are about to go marching to force Mr Kenny's Government to declare a national homeless emergency.

Hundreds of people are expected to protest in Dublin city centre today, to highlight the scale of the problem and what they see as inaction by Fine Gael.

Recent figures show there are around 6,000 homeless people in the country, including 2,000 children.

This summer's Olympic Games in Rio should be delayed, according to scientists.

Some 150 medics have written to the World Health Organisation, saying it should be postponed or moved because of the spread of the Zika virus in Brazil.

Zika's been linked to birth defects and anyone travelling to affected areas is being warned not to have unprotected sex for at least six months following the trip.


A ceremony is taking place later this morning at Dublin's Heuston Station to remember 1916 leader Sean Heuston.

Kingsbridge station was renamed thus in 1966, after the Irish Volunteers Captain who held the nearby Mendicity Institution on the River Liffey during the Easter Rising.


Meanwhile, the build-up to Euro 2016 continues following Ireland's promising performance against the Netherlands at the Aviva Stadium last night.

Shane Long's first-half goal in the friendly was cancelled out by Luuk de Jong's late strike, which made it seem a little like a defeat for Martin O'Neill's men, but some, like Harry Arter may have done enough to earn a place in France next month.