8-year-old girl among Manchester dead

An eight year-old girl is among the 22 people killed in a suicide bomb attack at a Manchester pop concert last night.

59 others are being treated in hospitals after being injured in the blast which happened as they left an Ariana Grande gig.

Islamic State has claimed one of its ‘soldiers’ carried it out.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with last night’s suicide bombing in Manchester.

The security services think they know who the bomber was – and have been trying to establish if he had help.

Martin Logan – an Irish television producer who’s living in Manchester – told Tipp Today that locals there had always feared they’d be a target for attack.

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May says it’s one of the most deadly attacks to ever hit the UK:

Father William Pearsalle from the Catholic chaplaincy service in Manchester parish church has been in one of the local hospitals to which the dead and injured have been taken…

The Taniste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says there is no change to the security assessment here and no specific information about a threat to us, but last night’s attack is a reminder that no-one can be considered immune from those whose hatred of our values drives such evil acts.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan says there are no reports of any Irish citizens having been caught up in the attack.