Morning top 5: Dublin Bus talks continue as strike looms; PAC to begin Project Eagle hearings

The top stories this Thursday morning...

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) say their members will withdraw services on four dates next month.

The union has voted for industrial action, up to and including a unilateral withdrawal of services, on November 4th, 11th, 18th and the 25th.

The GRA's Central Executive Committee unanimously rejected a proposal on pay from the Department of Justice.

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Management and unions at Dublin Bus are locked in talks at the WRC with another strike looming this weekend.

The negotiations are still going on this morning after continuing throughout the night.

Drivers are calling for a 15% pay rise - almost double what they have been offered so far.

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The Dáil's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will begin its probe into the sale of NAMA's Northern Ireland loans later.

Senior officials from the agency will be quizzed, after the Comptroller and Auditor General said the taxpayer lost out to the tune of €230 million on the sale of Project Eagle.

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The Dáil will vote today on a motion to abolish water charges.

It calls for the charges to be funded through general taxes - something which Fianna Fáil supports.

The Sinn Féin motion is set to be defeated though, as Fianna Fáil is refusing to back it.

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A mentally ill black man has been shot dead by police in a San Diego suburb after reportedly being seen walking in and out of traffic.

El Cajon Police Department spokesman Lt Rob Ransweiler said that two police officers arrived on the scene at 2.10pm on Tuesday, local time.

They were responding to reports about a man acting erratically which had been made around an hour earlier.