Morning top 5: Concerns after Garda overtime cancelled for Dublin; North Korea claims missile is capable of striking US mainland

The top stories this Wednesday morning...

Concerns have been raised about a plan to cut Garda overtime in Dublin for the rest of the year.

Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy has told senior managers that the only exceptions are the operation targeting the Hutch and Kinahan feud and policing at Dublin port.

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has hit out at the move, saying it is not possible to police the state without overtime


There will be an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council today after North Korea fired a ballistic missile.

It is understood to have flown almost 1,000 kilometers towards Japan before landing in the sea.

Pyongyang claims the missile is capable of 'striking the whole US mainland'.


There are calls today for the terms of reference of the Charleton Tribunal to be broadened following the controversy that led to the Tánaiste's resignation.

Sinn Féin will today publish a private members motion that calls for the Disclosures Tribunal to take account of the recent revelations regarding the Department of Justice.

The Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan told the Dáil he was "shocked" and "horrified" to learn that the tribunal wasn't given all the relevant emails regarding the Maurice McCabe case.


Outreach workers for the homeless are calling for the immediate introduction of the Government's 'cold winter initiative'.

It follows the death of a homeless man yesterday in the Housing Minister's own constituency in South Dublin.

The man in his late 50s was found unresponsive in a tent in Ranelagh and taken to St Vincent's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


A 16-year-old boy has died after being knocked down by a van in Co Kildare.

The teenager was hit while crossing the Clane Road in Sallins on Monday morning.

He lost his fight for life at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin last night.