The Evening Top 5: Luas strike day cancelled, FG and FF meetings ahead of government formation

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Luas management and unions invited to talks to try avert strikes

Both sides in the Luas dispute have been invited back to talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). The talks are scheduled to take place next Monday. A planned action for next Tuesday has been called off.

Founder of children's charity found guilty of stealing over €18,000

A travel agent accused of stealing from a charity he set up to send children to Lapland has heard it owed him €69,000 was found guilty today. John Murphy of Church Road, Killiney, Co Dublin denied lodging four cheques totalling over €18,600 into his personal account. After just 42 minutes of deliberations, the jury came back with guilty verdicts on all four counts of theft.

Judge makes no order for costs over failed Green Party bid against RTÉ

A judge has ruled that both sides are liable for their legal costs following a failed legal challenge by the Green Party against RTÉ. The party mounted a legal challenge to a decision by the broadcaster not to invite their leader, Eamon Ryan, to take part in a seven-way leaders' debate ahead of the election.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meetings on government formation taking place today

The Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil parliamentary parties have been separately meeting this afternoon, ahead of negotiations to try to form a government. With no party coming close to an overall majority it's expected that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will reach a deal to form a government.



Apple launches customer support account on Twitter

Tech giant Apple is making its customer support easier to reach, by launching a Twitter account. It says the new Apple Support account will "provide tips, tricks, and helpful information when you need it". The firm says consumer's questions will also be answered through the account.