Morning top 5: Six arrested in Brussels anti-terror raids; investigation after shooting in Dublin

The top stories this Friday morning...

Police in Belgium have confirmed they have arrested six people following Tuesday's terror attacks in the capital.

Raids took place across the city last night while, EU Justice Ministers have agreed to step up their sharing of security intelligence.

Meanwhile in Paris, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said police had foiled a terror plot that was in its “advanced stages” after an arrest and search in a Parisian suburb.


Detectives in Dublin are investigating a shooting incident which occurred at Le Fanu Drive in Ballyfermot shortly after 10pm last night.

A 19-year-old man sustained a gunshot wounds to his leg.

He was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel and removed to St James's Hospital by ambulance.

His condition is not thought to be life threatening.


Gardaí have seized a large quantity of firearms linked to a gangland feud in Dublin which has claimed the lives of three people since Christmas.

The seizures were made last night in Ratoath in Co Meath.

Two AK47 assault rifles and several hundred rounds of ammunition were discovered.


Survivors of clerical sex abuse in the Catholic Church are to stage a protest in Dublin today.

They want those who covered up abuse by priests and other religious to be brought to justice.

An actor dressed as a Cardinal will be paraded down Grafton street in chains this morning as part of their protest.


Travel plans for tens of thousands of people have been thrown into disarray after Luas drivers voted to strike on Easter Sunday and Monday.

Yesterday drivers at the company voted overwhelmingly to reject a pay deal of up to 18.7% over 33 months.

The industrial action coincides with the Easter Rising events being held in Dublin over the weekend.