Evening top 5: Luas drivers meet with shop stewards; Brendan Howlin elected Labour leader

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SIPTU says no decision on ballot for all-out strike by Luas drivers has been made

Luas drivers met with shop stewards this evening to discuss the ongoing pay dispute.

Although the drivers said they would support shop stewards if they thought an escalation of industrial action was necessary, no decision has been taken on whether to ballot for an all-out strike.

Brendan Howlin elected Labour leader after Alan Kelly fails to secure nomination

Brendan Howlin leaves Leinster House today with colleagues | RollingNews.ie

Former minister Brendan Howlin has been elected unopposed as Labour Party leader. 

The Wexford TD will take over from Joan Burton, who resigned from the position last week.

Outgoing deputy leader Alan Kelly last night failed to secure a seconder to allow him to contest the leadership.

'This is outrageous' - Unions hit out at the HSE over the suspension of hospital recruitment

The HSE have announced that doctors, nurses and midwives would not be recruited until further notice, and no further expressions of interest or formal job offers would be made.

Ryanair's Brexit referendum sale is being investigated by British police

Police in the UK are investigating a complaint from the Vote Leave campaign who claim that a promotion from Ryanair offering cheap flights to travel to the UK to vote to 'stay' in the upcoming in/out referendum on EU membership broke bribery laws.

The Irish airline's "Brexit special" invited people who are able to vote on June 23rd to “fly home to vote ‘remain,’” and offered flights from €19.99 for a 48 hour period, starting on June 22nd.

Three Ireland coverage to suffer major disruptions

Three Ireland is being forced to remove its phone mast in Dublin's Glasnevin, with the company warning that it will mean major service disruptions for customers in Dublin, Louth and Meath.