Morning top 5: Man shot dead in Dublin; four rescued from fire; and Hurricane Maria upgraded

The top stories this Tuesday morning

An investigation is underway after a man in his twenties was shot dead in Tallaght in Dublin last night.

He was treated at the scene after suffering multiple gunshot wounds at Fortunestown Lane at around 9.20pm.

He was pronounced dead a short time later and gardaí are appealing for witnesses.


Four people have been rescued from a fire in Inchicore in Dublin.

It is understood it broke out at around 11.15pm at an apartment block on Tyrone Place.

Five units of Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene.


Hurricane Maria has been upgraded to Category Four as it bears down on the Caribbean.

The US National Hurricane Centre says it's now "extemely dangerous" .

It appears to be taking a path already devastated by Hurricane Irma.


Ryanair customers are being advised that their flight is operating as scheduled, unless they receive an e-mail.

A full list of cancelled flights has also been published on the airline's website.

Sixr flights in and out of Dublin are among the 55 affected today.


The highlight of the farming calendar begins today as the National Ploughing Championships begin at Screggan, Co Offaly.

Organisers are hoping to top last years record attendance of 283,000 people.

There is a heavy traffic management system in place around Tullamore.