Wednesday's top stories on Newstalk.com...
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed one of the victims of a suicide bomb blast at a concert on Monday was a serving police officer.
A woman was arrested on Wednesday evening following an armed raid on a block of flats in Blackley, north Manchester - bringing the total number of arrests in the UK in connection with the attack to six.
In Tripoli, local counter-terrorism police say they have arrested suspect Salman Abedi's younger brother, with officials claiming he 'knew of the plan'.
Police in the North are investigating damage to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in Co Antrim.
The popular tourist attraction has been closed to visitors after it was damaged by vandals overnight.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called a meeting of all agencies on Thursday to assess our preparedness for a Manchester-style attack.
The meeting is scheduled for 7:30am.
Mr Kenny says we cannot proceed on the basis that "everything is calm and rosy".
Housing Minister Simon Coveney says he can still win the Fine Gael leadership contest.
His rival, Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar, has taken a substantial lead in support from declared members of the Parliamentary Party.
The High Court has approved a settlement of nearly €550,000 plus costs for the family of a woman who was killed in an accident involving a Luas tram.
Yao Webster was on her way to work when she was hit by a car at the junction of Abbey Street and Mary Street on the morning of April 7th 2014.