Morning top 5: Investigations after fatal Dublin shooting; Australian police say 'Christmas terror attack' foiled

The top stories this Friday morning...

Investigations are continuing in Dublin after the latest fatal shooting in the capital.

A lone gunman fired a number of shots through a car window in the driveway of a house at St Ronan's Drive in Ronanstown.

The shooter is thought to have fled the scene in a white Peugeot Partner van which was later found burnt out.


Five men are being questioned by police in Australia over a suspected plot to attack several high-profile locations in Melbourne on Christmas Day.

It has been described an 'imminent terrorist event' inspired by Islamic State.

The targets included a train station and a cathedral.


German officers arrested two brothers on suspicion of planning to attack one of the country's biggest shopping centres in the western city of Oberhausen late on Thursday.

Investigators were trying to establish what stage of preparation the plot was at and whether others were involved, police said.


The Taoiseach says there is no threat to his plans for tax cuts as a result of Brexit.

Enda Kenny says the economy will still grow next year - and that Ireland can afford to continue cutting USC.

A cut to the lowest two rates of the charge - worth around a euro a day to most workers - will kick in in January.


Met Éireann has issued two weather warnings as Storm Barbara approaches.

A status orange wind warning is in place for coastal areas and high ground in Donegal, Galway and Mayo.

Gusts of up to 120 kilometres per hour are expected in those counties.