Morning top 5: TDs to discuss Fine Gael's 'full partnership' government offer; new Prime Minister named in Iceland

The top stories this Thursday morning...

The acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has formally offered Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin a 'full partnership' government.

The partnership has been offered with Independent TDs.

The offer was made when the two leaders met last night after they both failed in their efforts to be elected Taoiseach.

The proposal will be discussed by TDs from both parties in Leinster House this morning.


Iceland's Government has named a new Prime Minister.

The agriculture minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson replaces the previous leader who was forced to step down in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal.

Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson was accused of hiding an offshore account revealed in the biggest financial leak in history.

The new Prime Minister says he expects to call an election this autumn.


Workers at one of Ireland's 999 call centres will go on strike today.

The operators at the facility in Navan are taking the action in a long standing row over pay and conditions.

Unions involved in the row say they want every member of staff to be given a living wage of €11.50 per hour - something management Conduit Global says it has already agreed to.

Patients requiring emergency services today will not be affected by the action.


Luas operator Transdev says it will now consider its legal options after drivers escalated their strike action.

Eight more work stoppages are planned over the course of this month and next.

The strike over pay has seen thousands of commuters disrupted in recent weeks - with Transdev saying it loses €100,000 on each day of action.


Ivan Yates is set to step down from his role as Breakfast presenter on Newstalk.

He will be departing as of July 1st.

He has made a decision to withdraw from all of his media commitments due to personal reasons.