Evening Top 5: Rio ticketing scandal; Dublin shooting; and road death

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A Brazilian judge has authorised the seizure of six passports from Irish citizens accused of participating in the illegal sale of tickets for the Rio Olympic Games.

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney was among those listed on a warrant issued by the courts service in Rio de Janeiro.

Acting president of the Olympic Council of Ireland William O’Brien and OCI officials Linda O’Reilly, Dermot Henihan, Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin were also listed.


A man is in a serious condition in hospital following a shooting in Dublin.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning, at around 2.45 am, when emergency services were called to the scene.

It is understood the man is in his early 30s, and was shot a number of times at a house on Stannaway Road in Crumlin.

The man was taken to St James' Hospital to receive treatment, while the scene has been sealed and a technical examination is due to be carried out later.


At least 51 people have been killed in a "barbaric" suicide bomb blast at a wedding in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, authorities say.

Another 69 people were injured in the explosion, which a regional official in southern Turkey has described as a "terror attack".

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the bomber was between 12 and 14-years-old.


A female cyclist died following a single-vehicle road traffic accident in county Kerry this morning.

The woman in her mid-30s was killed when the bicycle she was cycling left the road and hit a ditch.

The collision occurred on the Conor Pass on the Dingle to Tralee Road at approximately 10:40am.


Three people are due to appear before a Special Court sitting of Drogheda District Court tomorrow morning in connection with a drugs seizure in county Louth.

Yesterday afternoon, officers from the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau intercepted two UK registered vehicles on the M1 motorway just south of the border.

Heroin with an estimated street value of €210,000 was seized, and three people were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.