Evening top 5: New programme for government, O'Higgins report and Luas stoppages

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Full programme for government published: 4 things to know

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has published the full programme for government, over two months since the general election. 

In 155 pages, the agreement sets out a vision for what is likely to be a shaky term in office for the Fine Gael-led minority government.

The incoming administration has committed to prioritising measures in areas such as housing and health, while also focusing on increasing employment across the country.

Shatter on O'Higgins report: "I have had to live with public opprobrium and abuse for over two years"

Former justice minister Alan Shatter has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to correct the Dáil record following the release of the O’Higgins report.

The report into claims of garda malpractice and corruption in the Cavan-Monaghan division found Mr Shatter had taken the allegations of whistleblower Maurice McCabe “very seriously”.

A commission led by former High Court judge Kevin O’Higgins concluded that Mr McCabe had “acted out of genuine and legitimate concerns” but that many of his allegations were either unfounded or overstated.

Luas drivers announce six more strike days in June

Luas operators Transdev is to take legal advice after drivers announced six more days of industrial action next month.

In a change from previous strikes, this latest series of stoppages will last for four hours each day. The planned days are Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd, and then from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th.

Luas drivers, who are represented by SIPTU, have vowed to push on with their pay claim despite being placed on protective notice.

Man charged in connection with assault on Afghan teenager (18)

A 21-year-old man has been charged with assaulting an Afghan teenager in south Dublin last week.

Joseph Connors, with an address at Daletree Place in Ballycullen, appeared before Dún Laoghaire District Court this morning.

Mr Connors was arrested yesterday in connection with the attack on three Afghan males, including 18-year-old Naqeebullah Ahmadzai, on Broadford Road in Ballinteer on May 5th.

Bernie Sanders wins West Virginia primary

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders won the West Virginia primary overnight - his second consecutive victory in the race for the nomination for the White House.

With more than 90% of polls reporting, the senator had 51.3% of the vote to Hillary Clinton's 36%. 

However, with the 29 delegates from the state to be divided on a proportional basis, Sanders will still be well behind his rival in the overall delegate count.