Morning top 5: Claims that Trump 'disclosed classified info' to Russian officials; Cabinet to sign off on Garda review

The top stories this Tuesday morning...

US media has claimed that Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister during their meeting last week.

The Washington Post claims the US President told Sergei Lavrov about an Islamic State threat, related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft.

But White House national security advisor, HR McMaster, denies the information was sensitive.


The Cabinet is expected to sign off on the Commission for a root and branch review of Gardaí later.

Current Seattle police chief Kathleen O'Toole is to chair the review, with a number of other members.

Meanwhile the Justice Minister is also expected to brief her cabinet colleagues on weekend reports of phone-tapping going back a number of years.


The Cabinet will today be also briefed on the fallout from the WannaCry cyber attack.

The HSE's external IT networks will also remain offline today as a precaution.

Two internet security firms have now identified potential links between a North Korean cyber-gang and the attack.


One of the UK's most infamous killers - Moors murderer Ian Brady, who killed five children alongside Myra Hindley - has died, aged 79.

The pair carried out the murders from 1963 to 1965, snatching youngsters off the street before sexually assaulting their victims and burying many of their bodies on Saddleworth Moor in the south Pennines.

When he was sentenced in 1966, the judge said he was "wicked beyond belief".


A new study has found the vast majority of rental properties are out of reach of people who get housing benefits.

The Simon Community research looked at 600 properties in 11 areas across the country.

It found that 88% of those were outside the limits of Rent Supplement and Housing Assistance Payment schemes.