Morning top 5: Trump fires FBI director; Prince Charles and Camilla to begin official Irish visit

The top stories this Wednesday morning...

President Donald Trump has fired the director of the FBI, apparently over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.

The White House says James Comey "has been terminated and removed from office".

Democrats, however, have raised concerns over the timing of the firing - it came amid the ongoing FBI investigation into alleged links between Russia and the Trump election campaign.


A 34-year-old man seriously injured during an incident in Dublin on Sunday has died.

He was injured outside a nightclub in Swords and passed away at Beaumont Hospital last night.

His body is to be removed to the City Mortuary for a post-mortem examination.

Gardaí are continuing to detain and question a man in his 30s as part of the investigation.


Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla begin an official visit to Ireland today.

On arrival in Dublin, they will be received by President Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin.

Their itinerary over the coming days includes a meeting with the Taoiseach and ceremonies in Dublin to commemorate those who died in World War 1 and the Easter Rising.


Firefighters will continue to battle a major fire in one of the country's biggest forests today.

A regional emergency operation has been in place in County Galway as the blaze in the Cloosh Valley spread beyond the forestry plantation.

It was hoped dropping temperatures last night would help control the blaze.


New research suggests people who routinely take common painkillers could be more prone to a heart attack.

A study, published in the British Medical Journal, has drawn a link between drugs such as ibuprofen and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.