Morning top 5: Fire in Clongriffin; Trump leads in national poll for the first time in 9 months

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A man's been arrested in connection with a fire at a block of apartments in Dublin yesterday evening.

The alarm was raised in Clongriffin shortly after 5:30pm and six units of the fire brigade worked to bring the blaze under control.

Residents of 80 apartments had to leave their homes as a result of the fire, and a technical examination is due to take place at the scene.

Gardai detained a man at Coolock station for questioning.


For the first time in nine months, a national poll in the US has Donald Trump leading ahead of Hillary Clinton in the Presidential Race.

The surge in support for the Republican candidate follows the re-investigation of Mrs Clinton by the FBI over her use of government emails.

Meanwhile, she's focused on his demeaning comments about women at a rally in Florida.

The Democratic nominee described her rival as a bully.

"He calls women pigs ... Who acts like this? I'll tell you who - a bully," she said.


Investigations are continuing into the deaths of an elderly couple in Co. Mayo.

The remains of Tom Fitzgerald, who was in his 70s and his wife Kitty, who was in her 60s, were discovered at their home in Irishtown.

Emergency services attended the house yesterday afternoon, where they were pronounced dead at the scene.

A man in his 30s, who was also found injured, was taken to University College Hospital Galway for treatment.


Members of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) are due to attend a Labour Court hearing today, in a last ditch bid to avert Friday's strike action.

The Garda Commissioner has written to every member of the force directing them to turn up for work that day, and cancelling all leave.

Both the GRA and the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) have rejected pay proposals put forward by the Department of Justice aimed at resolving the row.


Talks aimed at preventing further industrial action by secondary school teachers take place today.

Representatives from the ASTI will sit down with officials from the Department of Education.

About 17 thousand teachers are expected to withdraw from supervision and substitution duties from Monday next.

It could see the indefinite closure of hundreds of schools across the country - unless a resolution can be found.