Morning top 5: Warning over ageing population; man in court over Tallaght crime spree

The top stories this Thursday morning

A new health care report is warning there is going to be a massive increase in demand for services as our population ages.

The ESRI says more than one million will be added to Ireland's population by 2030 - with a sharp rise in older people.

The projections in this report are the first to be based on Census 2016.

It says over-65s will make up one-in-six of the population by 2030 up from one-in-eight today.


The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is rejecting claims he is being too soft on the banks over the tracker mortgage scandal.

The banks said yesterday they will compensate more than 12,000 customers by Christmas.

But in the Dáil last night, opposition TDs said Minister Donohoe had failed to extract any cast-iron commitments from mortgage lenders.


A man is due in court later charged in connection with the Tallaght crime spree.

The man in his 30s was arrested after an eight hour armed rampage on Monday.

A number of cars were stolen and crashed during the garda pursuit.


From today, Irish passengers flying to the US face enhanced security checks before they board a plane here.

The administration President Donald Trump has introduced new screening measures for all flights into America.

It means travellers could be questioned at check in before they are allowed to board.


The woman who uncovered the Tuam Mother and Baby scandal is to be honoured with a major human rights award today.

Lawyers from the Bar of Ireland want to recognise the 'tireless work' done by Catherine Corless.

The Galway historian lifted the lid on a mass grave on the grounds of a former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway.