Morning top 5: London tower block continues to burn; first full day for Varadkar's cabinet

The top stories on this Thursday morning

A London tower block - where at least 12 people died - is still burning this morning, more than 24 hours after it was engulfed in flames.

Police have warned the number of dead is likely to rise as fire crews search the building.

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has paid tribute to the victims involved in the blaze.


Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his new cabinet are spending their first full day on the job, after getting their seals of office from the President.

Their inaugural Cabinet meeting was held in the Áras last night.

But, more men named Sean and John have been elected to the Dáil over the years than the total number of women.

Former jobs minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor was the only person to be demoted - to a 'super junior' role.


The Washington Post says Donald Trump is being investigated for possible obstruction of justice.

It's claimed the special counsel probing Russia’s role in the US election has turned its attention to the President.

Investigators have also been looking for evidence of financial crimes among his associates.


UK Prime Minister Theresa May is going to hold talks with several Northern Irish parties over concerns a Westminster deal with one of them could undermine the peace process.

The British Prime Minister needs the DUP to help support her minority government - which has prompted concerns of impartiality among rival politicians.

It is thought any word on an agreement could be delayed until next week because of the London fire.


From today, roaming charges when travelling in the EU have been abolished.

Mobile users will now be able to use their normal allowances in Europe, for no extra cost.