Morning top 5: Sports Minister to meet with Attorney General; Russia willing to extend Aleppo ceasefire

Catch up with the top stories this Friday morning...

The Sports Minister is due to meet with the Attorney General later to discuss an investigation into the Rio ticket touting scandal.

Shane Ross said the terms of reference for an independent investigation will be clearer by this evening.

It is likely that after that we will have a clearer idea of the scope and scale of the investigation after today's meetings - including whether it will look back on the 2012 Olympics as well as this year's games.


Last night Pat Hickey was discharged from a hospital in Rio and brought into police custody to give a deposition.

The Olympic Council of Ireland president stepped down temporarily after being arrested.

He had been in hospital with chest pains.


Russia has announced it is willing to extend a ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Authorities had enforced a three hour truce to allow aid into the besieged area - that will now be extended to 48 hours following a plea from the United Nations.

Aid workers are warning that two million people the city have nowhere to hide from bombings.


A Dublin deputy is demanding that violent crime leaders have their assets seized to cut down on gangland crime.

It follows the murder of Trevor O'Neill, in a case of mistaken identity on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca.

Mr O'Neill was a Dublin City Council employee - and has been described as a hard-working, dedicated family man.

Sinn Féin's Aengus O'Snodaigh says the Criminal Assets Bureau can stop these kind of outrages.


Two of the swimmers accused of lying about being robbed in Rio have been allowed to return to the US.

Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were taken off a plane earlier this week and questioned by police after claiming they had been held at gunpoint and forced to hand over money.

12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte had left the country before their version of events was questioned, but it is unclear if teammate James Feigen is still in Brazil.

The US Olympic Committee has condemned the group's behaviour.