Morning top 5: Berkeley settlement reached; Taoiseach urged to correct the Dáil record; and Dublin loses out in EU bid

The top stories this Tuesday morning

A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit following the Berkeley balcony collapse.

The deal, which is being kept confidential, is the second payout for the families of those killed and injured at the Liberty Gardens complex in California in 2013.

Five Irish J1 students and, one Irish-American, were among the dead when rotten wood in a balcony gave way during a birthday party.


The Taoiseach is being urged to correct the Dáil record in relation to Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

The Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald is accused of knowing about the gardaí's plan to discredit him since 2015.

Last week, Leo Varadkar told the Dáil that Ms Fitzgerald only found out in May 2016.


The head of Zimbabwe's army says there have been steps forward in the process to remove deposed president Robert Mugabe from power.

The 93 year-old is also expected to hold talks with the man he sacked as vice president a fortnight ago.

Emmerson Mnangagwa is due to return to the country shortly.


Dublin has lost out in a bid to host EU agencies that are currently based in London.

The capital had been in the running for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA).

But they will now move to Amsterdam and Paris, respectively, after Dublin lost out in a vote on Monday.


Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 50s died in a crash in Kerry yesterday evening.

The man's motorcycle collided with a car in Listowel at around 5.00pm.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to University Hospital Kerry in Tralee.