Morning top 5: Man detained over gangland murder; INMO at the WRC; and Royal Visit

The top stories this Wednesday morning...

Gardaí in Dublin are continuing to hold a 29-year-old man in connection with yesterday's murder of Gareth Hutch.

The suspect is being held at Mountjoy Garda station, under section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The attack, which took place on North Cumberland Street in Dublin's north inner city, is the seventh murder linked to the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan feud.


A 67-year-old man has been detained overnight by Gardaí in Dublin following the discovery of a man's body at a house in Rathmines.

Gardai found the body of a 59-year-old man after they were called to an incident in Summerville Park on Monday night.

The pensioner was arrested yesterday and is being held at Rathmines Garda station.


Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation will attend a hearing at the WRC this morning aimed at resolving a row over staffing levels at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

Nurses at the hospital are currently engaged in a work-to-rule, which will remain in place for the duration of today's hearing.

INMO members say there are over 100 vacant positions at the hospital that must be filled as a matter of urgency.


The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are coming to the Republic of Ireland today in a royal visit focused on cross-border cooperation.

Charles and Camilla have been in Northern Ireland for the past two days and will travel to Donegal later. 

The six hour visit will take in Donegal Castle, Magees Tweed factory and Letterkenny IT, as well as Glenveagh National Park.


In North Ireland, the Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has announced the names of four Sinn Féin MLA's who will become ministers, following the recent Assembly elections.

They are Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Michelle O'Neill, Chris Hazzard and Megan Fearon.

The majority of Ministerial posts will be filled by the DUP and Sinn Féin, who are the two largest parties in the new Assembly, with the SDLP and the Ulster Unionists forming an opposition at Stormont.