Morning top 5: At least 29 injured in New York explosion; Russia slams US over Syria airstrikes

The top stories this Sunday morning...

At least 29 people have been injured in an explosion in New York.

Police say the explosion was intentional - but that there is no evidence of terrorism at this point.

The blast happened on West 23rd Street between 6th and 7th avenues - in downtown Chelsea - at around 1.30am Irish time.


Russia has condemned the US over its handling of an American airstrike which killed at least 62 Syrian military personnel.

It happened at an airport in the country yesterday.

The US has apologised for its actions but claims Russia was "hypocritical" for calling for a meeting of the UN's security council.


Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a 3-year-old girl died following a road crash in County Limerick.

The child was fatally injured when the car she was a passenger in collided with another car on the northbound carriageway of the M20 - at Attyflynn, near Patrickswell - at around 4.45pm yesterday.

Three other occupants in the car, along with three others from the second car, were taken to hospital for treatment on their injuries - which are not thought to be life threatening.


Public support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil has dropped, according to a new opinion poll.

The Behaviour and Attitudes survey for the Sunday Times shows that both parties have dropped two points, while Sinn Féin and unaligned Independent TDs both saw their support increase by four points.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin's popularity has dropped two points, while Taoiseach Enda Kenny saw a two-point boost in his popularity.


Mayo and Dublin will meet in the All Ireland Football Final later today.

Dublin is the current title holder, while Mayo has not won the Sam Maguire since 1951 - despite reaching the final seven times since then.

Throw-in at Croke Park is at 3.30pm.