Morning Top 5: Man Shot In Dublin; Trump Threatens Iran Deal; Fianna Fáil Forbid Sinn Fein Coalition

An 18 year old man remains in hospital following a shooting in the Coolock area of Dublin last night.

He sustained apparent gunshot wounds to his leg shortly before 10pm last night at Darndale Park.

He was treated at the scene and taken by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital, where his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

No arrests have yet been made and investigations are ongoing with anyone who has information relating to the incident asked to contact Gardaí.


Protests are expected today when the head of Scientology visits Dublin to open a new centre in Firhouse. 

Concerns have been raised locally, amid reports that the centre could become Scientology's European HQ post-Brexit. 

The centre, the purpose of which is not yet known, will include a conference centre with capacity for a thousand people despite Census figure showing just 87 Scientologists in Ireland.


The Irish Actors' union - Equity - has pledged to support its members in confronting any concerns they have about their treatment in the workplace. 

It's issued a statement following the recent coverage of sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood involving producer Harvey Weinstein.

The union says there is a culture of not reporting incidents because of a fear of losing work - but it says this kind of behaviour is just not acceptable. 

The organisation behind the Oscars will meet later today to decide whether Weinstein should have his membership revoked, following a similar decision by BAFTA.


President Trump has outlined a new tougher US stance towards Iran, announcing he will stop signing off on the nuclear deal.

He accused the regime of violating the deal that was signed in 2015 under the Obama administration - and said he would not continue to support it - unless it was stricter.

The UK, France and Germany insist they will stand by the deal.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the US was "more isolated than ever".


The Fianna Fail Ard Fheis has passed a motion forbidding a coalition government with Sinn Fein.

Meanwhile, party leader Micheal Martin opened the conference with a wide ranging attack on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar saying he wanted to divide Ireland between ‘the deserving and the dependent’

Deputy Martin says if it wasn’t for Fianna Fail - higher pensions, smaller classes and reductions in the USC would not have happened in this week's budget.