The Morning Top 5: Two separate fatal shootings in Dublin, gangland crime high on Garda conference agenda

The top stories this Tuesday morning...

Investigations have been launched into two fatal shootings in Dublin overnight.

Two men were killed just hours apart, in seemingly unrelated attacks, in Summerhill and Clondalkin.

A man in his thirties was shot dead at about 9.30 last night at the Sunset House pub in the north inner city - while just before midnight another man also in his 30's - was gunned down in the Kilcronan area of Clondalkin.

 

The issue of gangland crime will be high on the agenda at today's conference of the Garda Representative Association.

Rank and file Gardai say unarmed officers should not be sent to respond to situations involving firearms.

The Garda Representative Association says it’s unacceptable that gardai haven’t had tactical training in eight years.

At their conference in Killarney in Kerry they’ll be debating motions on issues including training and arming officers.

 

Talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fail ground to a halt last night over the topic of Irish Water.

Fine Gael says it's still awaiting an answer to its latest proposal, which would see water charges temporarily suspended.

It's offering to set up a Commission to examine the future of charges, which would be temporarily suspended for a few months.

 

A planned strike by Luas drivers on Thursday as well as other stoppages scheduled for several days next month are now expected to go ahead - after SIPTU and Luas operator Transdev failed to reach an agreement in their pay dispute.

Transdev says drivers had sought pay increases of 26.5 per cent in the talks on Monday, without the provision of additional productivity.

And SIPTU has called on management to re-engage “at the earliest opportunity” in negotiations in order to reach a “just solution”.

 

The families of 96 football fans who died in the Hillsborough tragedy will find out this morning if a jury believes they were unlawfully killed.

Inquest jurors have reached a decision after the coroner said he'd accept a majority conclusion on one issue.

The families have been waiting 27 years for the verdict on whether their loved ones were unlawfully killed.