Morning top 5: Man shot dead in Dublin; Spain in crisis; and clocks go back

The top stories this Saturday morning

A 23-year-old man has been shot in north Dublin overnight.

The shooting happened at around 2.20am this morning on Moatview Avenue in Coolock.

The man received fatal injuries and his body remains at the scene.


Moves are underway to dissolve the parliament in Catalonia after it declared independence from Spain.

Madrid plans to impose direct rule on the region to try to prevent it breaking away.

Snap elections have also been announced by the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.


'The Coalition to Repeal the 8th' has organised a series of vigils around the country to mark the fifth anniversary of Savita Halappanavar's death.

Members of the public are invited to join them at Dublin's GPO on O'Connell Street at 4.00pm.

Events are planned at more than 20 other locations around the country from Cork and Galway to Donegal.

Full details can be found here


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is warning people to be safe and be seen as the clocks go back tonight.

Ten people have been killed and 40 seriously injured in October bank holiday weekend crashes since 2011.

'Winter Time' begins at 1.00am Greenwich Mean Time on Sunday October 29th.


Astronomers have captured images of a new visitor to our solar system - the first known comet or asteroid to visit us from another star.

It may have have drifted through our galaxy for millions of years, before coming here by chance.

The Queen's University Belfast scientist leading the international team says it sent a shiver down the spine to think of where it has come from.