Morning top 5: New Cabinet to hold first full meeting today; Bernie Sanders wins West Virginia primary

The top stories this Wednesday morning...

The new Cabinet holds its first full meeting today.

It comes after Ministers approved the Programme for Government at a short late night gathering at Áras an Úachtaráin last Friday night.

Housing and the opposition's proposals for an all party committee on the future of our health service are also expected to be discussed at the gathering.


The Tánaiste will address the United Nations today, to outline what the Government has done to improve human rights here.

The UN is reviewing the progress on a number of issues - however abortion's expected to top the agenda.

It is the first significant event Frances Fitzgerald has had to deal with since being chosen as Tánaiste on Friday.


Three people have been killed and four others injured in separate stabbings at a house and a shopping centre in the US state of Massachusetts.

The attacks happened yesterday evening in Taunton - about 65km south of Boston.

Police say the attacker - a 28-year-old man - was shot dead by an off-duty officer.


Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has won the West Virginia primary - his second consecutive victory.

He is still well behind his rival Hillary Clinton in the overall delegate count.

Donald Trump cruised to victory in the Republican vote - he was uncontested after his remaining rivals bowed out of the race last week.


Members of the Communication Workers Union will be urged to stand their ground as they hold their national conference today.

The organisation's been involved in a long running dispute with the operator of Ireland's 999 call centres - Conduit Global.

The CWU is expected to call for the Government to force all companies awarded state contracts to recognise unions.