Morning top 5: Post-mortem due on body discovered in Dublin; Garda Commissioner braced for damning PAC report

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The Public Accounts Committee will today declare that the Garda Commissioner failed in her duty to raise concern about financial irregularities at Templemore.

The Oireachtas committee is publishing its report into the management of funds at the garda training college, following two months of hearings.

The report will accuse Gardaí of internal dysfunction and an attempt to stop outsiders from discovering the extent of the problems.

The findings will put pressure on the government to tackle the issues facing the college, with questions also raised about governance structures at the Department of Justice.


Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following the discovery of a woman's body in west Dublin yesterday.

It is believed the remains – discovered at Coolmine Woods between Clonsilla and Blanchardstown – had been there for some time.

The find was made by Gardaí searching for a woman who was reported missing in the area since last month.

The body has yet to be identified and a full post mortem is due to take place later today.


Brexit negotiations will resume this morning with talk set to focus on Ireland.

While Irish officials have held detailed talks with the EU regarding the potential impact on the Good Friday Agreement and the Common Travel Area, the UK has yet to give a detailed assessment.

A delegation from the UK is expected to provide further detail this afternoon; however the meeting will be held behind closed doors.

This latest round of talks is due to continue until Thursday.


A woman who is serving a life sentence for murdering a man who was in love with her is due to appeal her conviction this morning.

It has been almost one year since Marta Herda was convicted of murdering Csaba Orsas by a majority verdict of eleven jurors to one.

She killed Mr Orsas by driving off a harbour in 2013 while they were both in the car.

She managed to swim to safety but Mr Csaba drowned. His body washed up on a beach two miles away a few hours later.

She is currently serving a life sentence, but is due to appeal her conviction before the Court of Appeal later this morning.


Penney's are recalling thousands of men's flip flops - after discovering they contain high levels of a cancer-causing chemical.

The chain's parent company Primark says it is recalling black, blue and khaki sandals from its Cedar Wood State range and offering a full refund to anyone who bought them.

A spokesman confirmed the flip flops contain chrysene, which is commonly used in dark-coloured dyes.

The company said it believes the risk from the chemical is minimal.