Evening top 5: Trump floats U-turn on Paris Agreement; Irish Navy to join EU military mission; Dáil suspended over cannabis row

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Garda Jobstown review will not examine perjury allegations

The Garda Commissioner has indicated that an internal review into the Jobstown protest will not examine evidence given by Gardaí in court.

Nóirín O'Sullivan said the courts are outside of Garda control and will not be included in the review.

She has refused to comment today on allegations – made under Dáil privilege by Solidarity TD Paul Murphy yesterday – that three gardaí may have been guilty of "co-ordinated perjury" during the Jobstown trial.

Concerns raised over decision to involve Irish navy in military mission in Mediterranean

Concerns have been raised over the Government’s decision to redeploy Irish navy troops in the Mediterranean.

The Dáil this evening approved a proposal from the Minister of State for Defence, Paul Kehoe to transfer Irish troops from their current humanitarian mission to participate in the EU Common Security and Defence Policy mission - ‘Operation Sophia.’

Operation Sophia is a European military operation targeting gangs and vessels involved in trafficking refugees out of Libya.

Previously, under ‘Operation Pontus,’ in collaboration with the Italian government, Irish troops were solely engaged in humanitarian search and rescue missions in the area.

Trump floats potential U-turn on Paris Climate Accord 

US President Donald Trump has suggested he could change his position on the Paris climate change deal during a gushing news conference with his French counterpart.

President Trump is in Paris to mark the annual Bastille Day celebrations.

"Something could happen with respect to the Paris accords, let's see what happens," he said. "If it happens, that will be wonderful, and if it doesn't, that'll be OK too."

Mr Trump said he and Mr Macron enjoyed a "very good relationship."

Dáil briefly suspended amid row over medicinal cannabis bill

The Dáil was briefly suspended this afternoon this afternoon amid complaints about the handling of a bill proposing the legalisation of medicinal cannabis.

Yesterday, it was revealed that the Oireachtas Health Committee had recommended that the bill should not proceed to committee stage.

According to the Health Committee's report, the bill poses “major legal issues, unintended policy consequences and a lack of safeguards against harmful use of cannabis by patients.” 

People Before Profit's Gino Kenny - who introduced the bill - and Richard Boyd Barrett raised the issue in the Dáil today.

Mother appears in court charged with murdering three-year-old son

A doctor has appeared in court charged with murdering her three-year old son at their home in Dublin.

Omar Omran's body was found on Monday evening when gardaí called to an apartment in Kimmage.

They forced their way into the one-bedroom apartment at the Riverside complex on the south side of Dublin at around 7.00pm on Monday evening

He had been stabbed to death.