Ireland is in the grip of a space invasion, according to UFO Society of Ireland president Betty Meyler.

She says reports of unidentified flying objects are flooding in.

One man, Mark, reported seeing a silver saucer over Lough Key near Carrick-on-Shannon.

He said: "The craft was reflective silver like stainless steel, with no lights or windows."

"Martin D" emailed Betty to tell her he spotted a UFO over his HOUSE.

He said: "It was like a cigar-shaped object and one of the ends looked like the shape of a drinks can, whitey-silver, hard to explain."

And "Martin B" reported seeing a UFO on May 5.