Morning top 5: Maureen Haughey has died; investigations continue into North Dublin stabbing

The top stories this St. Patrick's Day...

Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin has led tributes following the death of Maureen Haughey, wife of the late former Taoiseach Charles Haughey.

Mr Martin says he and the entire Fianna Fáil organisation across the country send their condolences to the Haughey and Lemass families on the passing of a 'wonderfully warm, dignified and intelligent woman'.

Maureen's son Seán Haughey tweeted this morning saying his mother, a truly remarkable woman, had passed away peacefully.

Maureen is survived by her family, Eimear, Conor, Ciaran, and Seán.


Investigations are continuing after a 40 year-old man died from stab wounds in Artane in Dublin last night.

A man in his 40s is being questioned.


The search for the crew of the missing Coast Guard helicopter is resuming off the coast of Mayo this morning.

Efforts to locate Rescue 116 were hampered by adverse weather conditions yesterday - however another large piece of debris was discovered near Blackrock lighthouse late in the evening.

Air, surface and shoreline searches are due to take place today - assisted by a special vessel The Granuaile - with divers waiting for a break in the weather to begin investigating the suspected crash site.


Enda Kenny last night launched another bid to normalise illegal Irish in America - saying St Patrick is the patron saint of immigration.

He made the comments as he presented Donald Trump with a bowl of shamrock - ahead of taking part in the New York parade today.


A parish priest says the family of a young Donegal woman killed in India have been overwhelmed with support.

Postmortem results yesterday confirmed that Danielle McLaughlin was murdered in the tourist resort of Goa.

A 24 year-old man appeared in court yesterday, charged with the crime.

Online campaigns have raised more than 40 thousand euro to help repatriate her remains.