Morning top 5: House prices could rise by 20% by 2020; gardaí question man in connection with murder investigation

The top stories this Tuesday morning...

A new report is predicting house prices could rise by 20% over the next two years.

The research from the ESRI says strong economic growth and the slow pace of house building will fuel price costs.

However, it also suggests the Irish housing market is not overheating - and that properties aren't over-priced compared to other countries.


Rents across the country have soared to a new all-time high of €1,200 per month.

Latest figures from show the average price in Dublin now stands at €1,774 per month, an increase of over 12% compared to the same time last year,

Cork experienced a jump of more than 5%, Galway 9.8%, and Limerick rose by 10.9%.


Gardaí in Tallaght in Dublin are continuing to question a man in connection with a murder investigation.

The murder inquiry was launched yesterday evening after a 20-year-old man lost his fight for life in Beaumont Hospital.

He had been found with serious head injuries on the Old Blessington Road in Tallaght, in the early hours of November 1st.


A huge rescue effort is continuing after a powerful earthquake struck Iran's border with Iraq.

It's killed more than 400 people and injured more than 7,000.

Teams are looking for survivors trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings, while the country is today observing a national day of mourning.


Donald Trump's son has released private Twitter messages he exchanged with WikiLeaks in the run-up to the US election.

Donald Trump Jr's response came after they were leaked to The Atlantic website.

The vast majority of the communication was one-sided, coming from WikiLeaks, and the President's son only responded three times.