Morning top 5: Man dies in Louth collision; Dublin marathon and Somalia deaths

The top stories this Sunday morning

A 26-year-old man has been killed in a collision in Co Louth this morning.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen the crash to contact them.

He died after he crashed his car into a wall at around 12.20am on the Dundalk to Castleblaney road, around three miles outside Dundalk at Rathmore

His body has been taken to Louth County Hospital.


A traffic management plan is in effect in Dublin this morning to facilitate road closures for the marathon.

Race organisers are working with the local authorities and the gardaí to ensure minimum disruption to residents and businesses along the route for the duration of the event.

Some 20,000 people are registered for this year's event.


Catalonia's fired political leaders say they will continue "working to build a free country".

Yesterday the region's disputed president called for peaceful opposition to Spain's imposition of direct rule.

Carles Puigdemont was sacked and the parliament dissolved after it declared independence from Spain on Friday.


A murder investigation is continuing into the fatal shooting of a man in Dublin yesterday.

24-year-old Jamie Tighe Ennis died after being shot in Coolock in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A vehicle, which is believed to have been the assailant's getaway car, was found burned out in the Finglas area a short time later.


Twenty-three people have died following a siege at a hotel in Somalia.

Five extremists stormed the building in Mogadishu after a suicide bomb was set off at its entrance gate yesterday afternoon.

Security forces have now regained control of the hotel, with two of the attackers captured alive.