Morning top 5: Leader of New York mosque shot dead; Sports Minister to arrive in Rio

The top stories this Sunday morning...

The leader of a mosque in New York has been shot dead in broad daylight.

The imam and another man were killed on their way home from a prayer service.

Police say the pair were shot in the head at close range.

No motive has yet been established and no arrests have been made.


Sports Minister Shane Ross arrives in Rio later today where he is due to discuss the Olympics tickets controversy with Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) president Pat Hickey.

There has been tension between the OCI and the minister over the issue.

Minister Ross has indicated he wants an independent investigation into the sale of some of Ireland's ticket allocation.


Michaella McCollum returned to Ireland last night three years after being jailed in Peru.

The 23-year-old was convicted of drugs smuggling in the South American country in 2013.

She arrived back at Dublin Airport at around 8.30pm on Saturday evening.

She had been released from a Peruvian jail after a successful application for parole, and has now been allowed to return to Ireland.


Gardaí have held a teenager overnight in Dublin following a firearms incident in the city yesterday.

The youth was arrested after fleeing the scene of an incident at a house in Kilmainham.

Two firearms were seized during the hunt for the suspect.


Over 400,000 music fans will descend on County Clare over the next 10 days.

Fleadh Cheoil gets underway today in Ennis where visitors will see singing dancing, lectures and hundreds of other unique events.

The festival is seen as one of the most important markings in the traditional music calendar.