Morning top 5: Gardaí question man in Wexford over London atttacks; Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams begin

The top stories on this morning

Gardaí are questioning a man, arrested in Wexford yesterday, over the London attacks.

He's the second person arrested in this country with links to the Irish-based terrorist Rachid Redouane ( pron: Red-wan).

The first man was taken into custody in Limerick - he's since been released without charge, but detectives are studying documents found in his possession.

Meanwhile British police are continuing with their own investigation as tomorrow's UK election looms.


More than 120,000 students will begin their state exams this morning.

Nearly 57,000 Leaving Cert students face English Paper 1 this morning, while it's English and CSPE on the cards for the 62,000 Junior Cert students.

Education Minister Richard Bruton wished the students luck this morning.


Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar is to hold further meetings today in his bid to secure enough votes to be elected Taoiseach in the Dáil next week.

Michael Moore has created a Website for whistle blowers called Trumpileaks.

The liberal filmmaker says he wants patriotic Americans to report crimes and misconduct committed by Donald J. Trump and his associates.


Irish men have incurred twice as many penalty points as female drivers on the country’s roads since 2007.

In that time 1.59 million penalty point notices have been issued to male drivers here, 60% of the total issued, compared with 0.74 million (28%) issued to their female counterparts.

While the difference is stark, the chasm in the figures has actually closed considerably in recent years.

In 2007 and 2008, notices issued to male drivers dwarfed female drivers by 75% to just 23%.