Morning top 5: Garda Commissioner at the Policing Authority; Strikes called off

The top stories this Thursday morning...

The Garda Commissioner is to appear before the Policing Authority today where she is likely to be asked about the O'Higgins report.

The Authority is expected to look for further clarification on her instructions to her legal team ahead of the inquiry into Garda malpractice in the Cavan-Monaghan region.

Yesterday Noirin O'Sullivan issued a statement claiming she did not tell her lawyers to question the integrity of whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

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A man remains in Garda custody in Dublin this morning in connection with the most recent gangland murder.

29-year-old Gareth Hutch was shot dead on Tuesday morning, on North Cumberland Street in Dublin's north inner city.

He is the seventh person to be killed as part of an on-going feud between the Kinahan and Hutch gangs.

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Luas drivers and management at Transdev are to attend talks at the Labour Court today, in an effort to resolve their long running pay dispute.

Tens of thousands of Dublin commuters will be spared further disruption as industrial action due for today and tomorrow were called off.

However, further strikes scheduled for June are still in the pipeline.

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An indefinite strike by staff at 70 Tesco stores has been deferred.

Industrial action was due to begin today in a row over pay and rosters for over 300 long-term staff.

Representatives from Mandate Trade Union and Management at the company have been invited to attend talks at the Workplace Relations Commission, tomorrow.

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair have cancelled a number of flights today due to industrial action by French air traffic controllers.

Both companies are offering customers free alternative flight transfers or refunds if they have been affected.

They are advising passengers to check online before departing for the airport.