Evening top 5: Garda review; public sector pay; and the Toyota test

The top stories this Tuesday night....

Cabinet agrees details of root and branch garda review

The Cabinet has approved a 12-member review commission to do the root and branch review of An Garda Síochána.

Chaired by Seattle police chief Kathleen O'Toole, other members include former Irish Times editor Conor Brady, Noeleen Blackwell of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Peter Fahy, a former chief constable in the UK.

The Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says along with a final report, the commission may bring forward immediate and rolling recommendations it feels need to be implemented in the short term.

White House 'incident' cleared, US Secret Service says

The US Secret Service says an incident near the White House has been cleared.

Earlier, the residence was placed on lockdown, after an individual jumped the bike rack along the North Fence Line of Pennsylvania Avenue.

A suspect is in custody.

Minister invites public sector unions to pay talks

The Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe has invited the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) to discussions on public service pay.

He has also sent a similar invitation to Garda and Defence Forces' associations.

Minister Donohoe says this comes after consideration of the Public Service Pay Commission report, which was published on May 9th.

French Open organisers opt not to give Maria Sharapova wildcard

Maria Sharapova will not feature in this year's French Open after organisers opted not to offer the two-time winner champion a wildcard.

The Russian is ranked 211 in the world which is too low for an automatic entry to the Grand Slam. Sharapova has competed since her return from a 15-month drugs ban, after receiving wilcards to play in Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome.

What happens when a 1998 and a 2015 Toyota Corolla crash?

Road safety experts in Australia and New Zealand have renewed calls for teenage and elderly drivers to only get behind the wheel of newer cars by showing the difference two decades can really make in a crash.

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), a bilateral road safety body, this week released a video of a crash between a 1998 Toyota Corolla and a 2015 model, revealing that the older model exposes drivers to a far more dangerous experience.