Morning top 5: Seanad; Policing Authority; Tesco at WRC

The top stories this Friday morning...

The Taoiseach is expected to announce his 11 nominees to the Seanad later today.

49 Senators were elected a month ago but the upper house can't meet until the Taoiseach makes his appointments. 

The Seanad has already cost the taxpayer at least a quarter of a million in salaries alone, despite Senators being unable to start their jobs and they're entitled to claim thousands more in expenses.


The Policing Authority says it has a 'deep unease at the organisation and management culture' in An Garda Síochána

The Authority plans to hold two public meetings with the Commissioner to discuss issued raised by the O’Higgins report.

This follows a four hour private meeting between Nóirín O’Sullivan and the new independent Policing Authority yesterday.


Tesco staff and the company have agreed to return to talks today at the Workplace Relations Commission.

It comes after a strike at 70 Tesco stores yesterday was called off.

The dispute centres on planned changes to pay and rosters, which affect around 3 hundred long-serving staff.

Gardai will conduct a national speed enforcement operation over the next 24 hours.


Leaders of the G7 nations have urged the UK not to vote to leave the EU.

In a declaration issued at a summit in Japan, they say a British exit from the Union would be a "serious risk to growth".

They say the referendum is one of a number of "potential shocks of a non-economic origin" which could hit the world economy.


Deep water searches for the wreckage and black boxes of EgyptAir Flight 804 will start in the coming days, says France's air safety agency.

The BEA is working alongside Egyptian authorities to investigate the crash, which killed all 66 passengers and crew on board the Paris to Cairo flight on May 19th.

Reports emerged yesterday that investigative teams in the Mediterranean Sea had detected emergency signals, but Airbus has refused to comment.