Morning top 5: Man due in court in connection with Regency Hotel shooting; Áras Attracta report to be published

The top stories this Tuesday morning...

A man arrested in connection with the Regency Hotel shooting is due to appear in court in the North this morning.

The 46-year-old was detained by the PSNI yesterday in Strabane County Tyrone, on foot of a European Arrest Warrant.

Police in the North say he was being sought by gardaí in connection with murder and firearm offences.


All of Ireland's universities, bar one, have slipped down the international rankings.

The latest QS World University Rankings show NUI Galway has moved up 22 places to 249th in the world.

The chart of over 4,000 third level institutions puts MIT in Boston at number one, followed by Stanford and Harvard.


A final report will be published later today into the care of patients with intellectual disabilities at a home in Co Mayo.

Áras Attracta was criticised in a draft report by the HSE last month who found there were problems with management.

Relations between staff and residents were described as 'fraught' while workers' morale was 'low'.


US President Barack Obama has snubbed his Filipino counterpart after he was insulted by Rodrigo Duterte.

President Duterte has been heavily criticised for the brutality of his war on drugs - having recently told the UN it should not worry about the piles of criminal's bones on the streets.

President Obama has cancelled what was due to be the pair's first meeting after comments made by the leader of the Philippines in a news conference.


Tropical storm Newton has strengthened into a hurricane off the Pacific coast of Mexico.

It is picked up winds of up to 120km per hour.

Newton is expected to make landfall in the coming hours.