Wednesday morning briefing: Gardaí risk being sued for failing to go to work. Catch up on all the headlines

Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on today.
Wednesday morning briefing: Gardaí risk being sued for failing to go to work. Catch up on all the headlines


Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will receive a tally early today from local officers as to how many gardaí intend to comply with her order directing them to turn up for work on Friday — the first of four scheduled strike days.

Senior officials in the HSE and State Child and Family Agency Tusla linked to the ‘Grace’ foster abuse scandal should temporarily step down pending the outcome of the imminent State inquiry into the controversy, it has been claimed.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is today hosting all-island discussions on the fallout from Brexit.

Talks aimed at preventing further industrial action by secondary school teachers take place today.


For the first time in nine months a national poll in the US has Donald Trump in front of Hillary Clinton in the race to become President ot the United States.

Many Muslim Americans cringe at the way they have been portrayed by both candidates during the US presidential campaign - either as potential jihadis or eyes and ears who can help the government's anti-terror efforts.

A fresh analysis of the final moments of doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has suggested no one was controlling the plane when it plunged into the ocean.

Some women who suffer a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy may be at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a study suggests.


It was a moment that might have tormented him for years and, on reflection, Diarmuid Connolly has admitted he perhaps got it wrong by going for glory against Mayo.

Andy Farrell insists the absence of Paddy Jackson from the Ireland squad will not distract the remaining players’ preparations for Saturday’s showdown with world champions New Zealand.

Pep Guardiola hailed a historic victory after Manchester City came from behind to stun Barcelona on a memorable Champions League night at the Etihad Stadium.

Cork City manager John Caulfield insists he’d happily swap his team’s home-based FAI Cup final preparation for Dundalk’s daunting midweek European adventure.


With shocks this year regarding Brexit and a Colombian peace deal, nothing is assured, though we have an idea of what’s next after the presidential race.

Moscow has long used its fuel reserves to leverage foreign policy gains, but the US’s fracking and shale-gas boom and the growing, global LNG trade have changed all that.


A major Irish manufacturing survey has provided further evidence of the huge hit facing Irish exporters from the slump in the value of sterling against the euro, and raised a significant warning about a potential further fallout from the US elections next week.

Sterling has slumped from 70p to the euro a year ago to 89p now.


Andrea Mara encourages her children to think of less well off children — victims of war and enduring poverty — by getting them involved in donating toys and other gifts in the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal


Hollywood star Michael Fassbender has ruled himself out of becoming the next James Bond – suggesting a woman should play 007.


TG4 got into the spirit of Halloween last night with a brilliant prank during the weather forecast.


The Buttevant road works are finished and the main Cork to Limerick road is running smoothly again.


GAMING: Agent 47 has been a very busy boy this year, with multiple adventures seeing him murdering around the world.

MOVIES/TV: A Street Cat Named Bob is a new film based on the story of James Bowen, and it's an inspiring true story.

TECH: The Apple iPhone 7 is a highly coveted item, and that means some people are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to get one.


The pub company of former Tipperary hurling star Lar Corbett has been fined €1,500 and ordered to close for two days after being convicted of a breach of Revenue legislation.

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