Morning top 5: Three dead after trains collide in Belgium; two arrested by gardaí investigating Dublin shooting

The top stories this bank holiday Monday morning...

Three people have died after two trains crashed in eastern Belgium.

A passenger service collided with the back of a freight train late last night.

Local media reports suggest nine people were injured. The circumstances of the crash near Liege are unclear.


Two people have been arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Dublin over the weekend.

Yesterday morning a man's body was found by a passerby lying on a laneway just off the Tallaght to Blessington road.

A full post mortem is to carried out later today.


A Cavan-Monaghan TD says a potential Brexit is of serious concern to those living along the border.

Brendan Smyth says local people fear that getting into and out of the North will become much more difficult, if Britain votes to leave the EU.

The Fianna Fáil TD says senior British politicians are wrong to suggest a common travel area could be maintained between our two countries.


A 65-year-old man is to appear in court in Belfast this morning, charged in connection with two sectarian murders in 1989 and 1991.

The PSNI says the first charge relates to the murder of John Devine in West Belfast in July of 1989.

The other relates to the murder of taxi man John O’Hara in South Belfast in April 1991.

Both men were Catholic, and the PSNI believes they were targeted by loyalist gunmen because of their religion.


Met Éireann has issued an orange weather alert for this afternoon.

It is warning of intense thunderstorms - especially in the midlands, west and northwest.

The storms could result in treacherous road conditions in affected areas.