Morning top 5: FG and FF meet, Syria appeal and Dublin shooting

The top stories this Tuesday morning...

Talks between Fine Gael and the various groups of Independents are due to resume this morning, in an effort to form a minority government.

Most now think its unlikely that Enda Kenny will be elected Taoiseach by Thursday.

He needs the support of six more TDs to form a government.

Talks between the rural alliance of Independent TDs and Fine Gael broke up just after 10.00pm last night.

The parliamentary parties of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will meet this evening.


Médecins Sans Frontières will call for a commitment to protect medical facilities in warzones at the United Nations today.

Over 250 people have been killed in Syria in the last fortnight - several of those in airstrikes on clinics in Aleppo.

The president of MSF will address the UN Security Council today to support a resolution for all parties to protect those on medical missions in conflict zones.


Gardaí in Dublin are investigating after a man was shot in the legs in Clondalkin last night.

The victim in his 20s was taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown - but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The scene at Shancastle Drive is still sealed off for a Forensic Exam.


The two men who died in a house fire in Macroom in county Cork yesterday have been named locally.

They were 26-year-old Kenny Relihan and Noel O'Mahony who was in his early 60s.

A woman who jumped from an upstairs window to escape the flames remains in a serious condition in hospital.


It was not just Leicester fans who were celebrating taking the Premier League title last night.

The team's players were filmed at striker Jamie Vardy's house, while watching Chelsea's match with Tottenham.

The chances of Leicester winning were 5000/1 at the start of the season.