Morning top 5: Man killed after being hit by car in Lucan; Barack Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's prison sentence

The top stories on this Wednesday morning...

A man has died and his daughter has been injured after they were knocked down in Dublin last night.

The pair were walking on the Newcastle Road in Lucan when they were struck by an SUV just before 9pm.

Both of them were taken to hospital for treatment, but the man in his late 50s was later pronounced dead.

His daughter's injuries are not life-threatening. The driver is being treated for shock in hospital.

Gardai at Clondalkin station have appealed for witnesses and the road is closed this morning for a technical examination.


President Barack Obama has commuted the prison sentence of a whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

The former US military intelligence worker - who's six years into a 35-year jail term - could now be released as early as May.

As well as that, the outgoing President has injected half a billion dollars into the United Nation's green climate fund.

Donald Trump is due to be sworn in as President on Friday. 


A baby has been born to a previously infertile couple in Ukraine using a new "three-parent" IVF technique.

The Times in the UK reports a healthy boy was delivered earlier this month using a method called "pronuclear transfer".

It involved fertilising the woman's eggs with her partner's sperm and transferring their combined genes into a donor egg.

Another "three-parent" baby was created using a slightly different method in Mexico last year.


A Nigerian airstrike meant for Boko Haram militants has killed at least 52 people and injured dozens more in a refugee camp.

The strike hit Rann in Borno state - a stronghold for the jihadist group - with charity workers from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) among the dead and injured.

Nigerian general Lucky Irabor said it was too early to determine the cause of the incident.

MSF said as many as 200 people had been wounded in the bombing while an ICRC spokeswoman said six Nigeria Red Cross members were killed and 13 injured.


The Irish Farmers' Association will march on Leinster House this afternoon, calling for the Government to set up a crisis fund for tillage farmers.

Many grain farmers, in the west of the country, weren't able to harvest their crops last autumn after a prolonged period of wet weather destroyed their produce.

Fianna Fáil is bringing a motion before the Dáil today, urging the Government to pay subsidies to affected farmers.