Morning Top 5: Migrant rescues; Dublin City traffic restrictions; and Zika fears

The top stories this Saturday morning...

Motorists headed to Dublin for this Bank Holiday Weekend are being warned to plan their journeys around major traffic diversions in the city centre. 

The north and south quays will remain closed at O'Connell Bridge until 6 o'clock on Tuesday morning, to facilitate construction work on the city's LUAS line. 

The National Transport Authority has said Dublin is still 'open for business' and to help you navigate around the city we've put together this handy guide to all the diversions over the long weekend.


Parents are being warned to educate children about the dangers of the internet, after 30 million indecent images were discovered in Scotland.

500 victims or potential victims of sexual abuse have been identified and 77 suspects have been charged with offences, including rape and grooming. 

The Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children has praised the Scottish police and says that all victims need to be offered appropriate support.


The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have issued a joint call urging people to be vigilant and take care in and on the water or along the coastline this bank holiday weekend.

They are highlighting the importance of wearing life-jackets at sea, and being aware of the dangers around you whenever you are near water.  

The Road Safety Authority have also issued an appeal for safety safety on our roads this weekend - drivers are being advised to slow down, avoid distractions and never, ever, drink and drive. 

It comes after 12 people lost their lives over the past 6 days on the roads.  


The LE James Joyce rescued a total of 433 people yesterday in three separate operations in the Mediterranean sea. 

278 migrants were rescued from a rubber vessel in the final mission of the day.

The Irish Naval vessel has now rescued over eleven hundred refugees since being deployed just three weeks ago. 


Authorities in Florida say four people have been infected with Zika by local mosquitoes.

It's thought they're the first cases of the virus in the United States not linked to foreign travel.

The White House says it should be a "wake-up call".