Evening top 5: Luas operator suspends sick pay for drivers; Sinead O'Connor found safe

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Luas operator suspends sick pay for all drivers

Luas operator Transdev has suspended sick pay for all drivers at the Dublin tram service.

The company told SIPTU on Friday that it would not be processing any regular sick payments in the May payroll and thereafter due to high levels of absence.

Polish train driver praised worldwide for quick thinking during unavoidable crash


A train conductor in Poland has been hailed internationally as a hero after footage of him running through the train he was driving warning passengers of an unavoidable collision with a lorry was shared all over the Internet.

IKEA to open second Dublin outlet in Carrickmines

Home furnishing company IKEA is to open a second outlet in Dublin in the form of an Order and Collection Point.

The firm says this is part of plans to test and explore new sales channels in the Irish market.

US police say Sinead O'Connor has been found safe

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Singer Sinead O'Connor has been found safe, according to US police.

Ms O'Connor reportedly left for a bike ride in the area of Wilmette, near Chicago, yesterday at 6.00am local time and failed to return. The local police department issued an alert after a caller expressed concern for her well-being.

"Our membership are crying out for change" - GPA Chairman, Seamus Hickey

Limerick hurler Seamus Hickey says that the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) is continuing to fight for the welfare of players across both codes and says the role of the organisation is evolving to meet the needs of the players.