Evening top 5: Report criticises garda reform; TUI rejects pay deal; and Apple's Galway commitment

The top stories this Thursday night

Garda recommendations marked as 'Complete' were not done

The Policing Authority has criticsed garda management for not implementing recommendations from the Garda Inspectorate.

The authority says 33% of recommendations from the 'Changing Policing in Ireland' (CPI) report are classified as 'not commenced' or 'under review'.

It also says that 50 recommendations were marked as complete - but this was not the case.

It says: "It became apparent that a number were not and this prompted the authority to seek further evidence.

"The authority is satisfied to mark nine as complete at this time."

TUI members reject public service pay agreement

Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) have voted to reject the proposed new public service pay deal.

Members rejected it by a margin of 87% to 13%, on a turnout of 52%.

While a simultaneous ballot also recommended a campaign of industrial action, up to and including strike action due to what they say is pay inequality.

Gardaí investigating Dublin murder recover a car and guns

Gardaí investigating the murder of Darragh Nugent have recovered a firearm and car used.

Mr Nugent died after being shot a number of times at Wheatfield Avenue, Clondalkin in west Dublin on Monday evening.

Officers are making a further appeal to the public who may have information that can assist the investigation.

EU approves €120m plan for free wi-fi in public places

The European Parliament has voted in favour of providing free wi-fi in certain public places.

Public entities can apply for up to €20,000 in set-up costs.

The initiative is set to be rolled out at hospitals, public parks, train stations, bus terminals and libraries.

Apple remains committed to Galway site, Government says

Minister of State Ciaran Cannon says tech giant Apple remains committed to its €850m data centre in Athenry.

Mr Cannon says the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with Apple executives last week.

He says the confirmation "will bring reassurance to those who are deeply concerned" about the delay in construction at the site.