Morning top 5: Gardaí appeal for information on Dublin shooting; New bill could see accused tagged electronically before trial; Bin charges could be shelved

The top stories on Newstalk.com this morning

Gardaí are appealing to the public for information regarding a shooting in Dublin last night.

A man in his 30's was shot several times near his home in Parslickstown Green in Mulhuddart just after 8pm.

He was rushed to hospital where he is reported to be in a stable condition.

The scene has been sealed off and Gardaí are expected to carry out a forensic examination of the area later today.

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It is reported this morning that pay-by-weight bin charges will not kick in next month as planned.

The system that would work out costs by the kilo was unveiled during the summer, sparking major public outcry.

According to newspaper reports, today's cabinet meeting will be told that charges are still being received - and more time is needed to come up with a range of pricing options.

The plan would have seen dual bills being applied from January, giving people the chance to opt into the new scheme.

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The Tánaiste is due to bring a bill to cabinet this morning that would allow people to be electronically tagged while awaiting trial.

It has been suggested that Frances Fitzgerald's legislation would also allow the use of temporary driving bans for those facing serious traffic offences.

Under the proposed legislation, prosecutors would be allowed to decide which suspects should be tagged pre-trial - as part of the Minister's attempts to clamp down on repeat offenders.

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Security has been increased at metro stations across Los Angeles after what is being described as a "specific" threat of a terror attack today.

In an anonymous call to authorities, a man threatened to blow up Universal City station, less than a kilometre from the Hollywood Universal Studios theme park.

LA County Sheriff, Jim McDonnell said the call, “could be real or could be a hoax” and urged members of the public to remain “calm but vigilant” and take the same precautions they would take on any other day.

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The Communications Minister, Denis Naughten will today seek cabinet approval for new legislation to increase the costs of postage.

It has been reported that the price of a stamp could jump by 20c if the legislation is accepted.

Minister Naughten will introduce the plan - which would allow An Post more freedom to fix postage prices - in order to stave off a potential financial crisis facing the organisation.