Evening top 5: Gunman shoots police officer in Paris attack; Dara Fitzpatrick laid to rest; and Ireland deny English Grand Slam

The top stories this Saturday evening...

'Radicalised gunman' shoots police officer before launching Paris airport attack

The man who opened fire on three police officers at a road check before attacking a soldier at a Paris airport has been named. 

The attacker's been named as Ziyed Ben Belgacem and he is said to have been known to security services.  

The gunman launched his first attack after being stopped for speeding at a road check north of the city early this morning, shooting a policewoman in the head.


Sturgeon insists there will be a second referendum

Nicola Sturgeon insisted to a rapturous crowd at her party's conference that "there will be an independence referendum".

She also criticised British Prime Minister Theresa May, saying "the Prime minister's attitude should worry us all."

She had a warning for the PM saying "Stop putting the interests of the right wing of your party ahead of the interests of the people of our party.


The funeral of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick has taken place in Glencullen, Co. Dublin.

The funeral of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick - who lost her life after Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 116 crashed off the coast of Mayo - has taken place in Glencullen, Co. Dublin.

Hundreds of mourners gathered at St Patrick's Church for the funeral, with the funeral cortege arrived at 11am and was met by an honour guard from the Coast Guard and other rescue services.

Captain Fitzpatrick's parents, four siblings, her young son Fionn, and other family members accompanied the coffin into the church.


Attendees experience 'severe delays' at Dublin GamerCon event

Many people today expressed their frustration after experiencing 'severe delays' at a video game convention in Dublin city centre.

GamerCon is being held at the Convention Centre in Dublin today and tomorrow.

The event boasts the presence of a number of prominent gaming brands - including PlayStation and Xbox - as well as a number of prominent YouTube personalities. Irish band All Tvvins are also scheduled to perform.

However, reports on social media this morning indicated that many people were left queuing for hours as they attempted to gain access to the event.


Ireland deny England the Grand Slam

Ireland produced a thunderous display to beat England 13-9 at Aviva Stadium to deny Eddie Jones' side back-to-back Six Nations Grand Slams and a world record 19th consecutive win.

The home side went after the English from the start clearly determined not to let their visitors settle as they attempted to win successive Six Nations Grand Slams.

James Haskell and Robbie Henshaw put in huge early hits as both teams battled for supremacy in the physical stakes.