Pension uncertainty, fatal motorbike accidents and terror plot foiled in Australia
The Taoiseach says it is too early to say whether he will have the money to increase the State pension in the next Budget.
That is despite clear Government commitments that the State pension will continue to rise, at least in line with inflation.
Leo Varadkar says Budget Day - which is October 10th - is still too far away to have decisions nailed down.
Three motorcyclist have been killed in separate road crash's over the past 24 hours.
Investigations in to the unconnected collisions are continuing this morning.
This brings to 92 the number of people killed on Irish roads so far this year.
Australia's Prime Minister has confirmed that police have disrupted what they believe was a terrorist threat to bring down a plane.
A large-scale security operation is under way in Sydney where four men have been arrested.
Additional security has been put in place at all domestic and international airports in Australia.
As Andy Lee said in regards to the fight between Carl Frampton and Andres Gutierrez being cancelled, while it's sad for both boxers, it's also the same for the paying public who had intended to attend the Belfast bout.
Former WBO Middleweight champion Lee knows a thing or two about fights having to be cancelled, having endured a similar experience when he was bringing a fight against Billy Joe Saunders to Thomond Park in his own homestead of Limerick.
During Billy Walsh's tenure as head of Irish boxing's High Performance Unit, success became a constant with the high points of medal hauls at Olympic Games as well as European and World Championships.
This October, we will be approaching two years since Walsh left his role in Ireland and took up a position within the ranks of amateur boxing in the USA, where he is intent on leading their fighters to greater success.