Morning top 5: Hutch funeral, Paris floods and nursing home care report

The headlines this Friday morning...

The funeral of the latest victim of Dublin's gangland feud will take place later this morning.

35-year-old Gareth Hutch was shot dead while getting into his car outside his home at Avondale House on North Cumberland Street last week.

So far two people have been charged in relation to the murder of the father of one.

A tight security presence is expected at the Holy Family Church on Aughrim Street in central Dublin.


Rising floodwater in Paris has prompted the world's most-visited museum, the Louvre, to close its doors today.

Widespread flooding has forced thousands of people on the continent to flee their homes - and left at least ten people dead.

More heavy rain is forecast across Germany and France over the next 24 hours.


Half of nursing home residents could be living at home, according to a new report.

It shows that acute hospitals and nursing homes are being prioritised over community care, at around three times the cost.

The research has been carried out with the Irish Association of Social Workers, Age Action, and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

It also finds the HSE is spending less on home support services now, than in 2008, despite an increase in the number of people with complex conditions like dementia.


The Minister for Foreign Affairs is to attend a Middle East Peace Conference today.

Charlie Flanagan is in Paris for a meeting aimed at injecting new momentum into the stalled process.

The conference is initiated, organised and hosted by the French government.


A seven year-old Japanese boy has been found, nearly a week after his parents left him in a forest as punishment for misbehaving.

His father has apologised to rescuers who have been looking for the child.

He says he is sorry that his - what he called - "excessive behaviour" caused such pain to his son.