Morning top 5: Potential Ryanair breakthrough; Limerick murder; and GAA sleep-outs

The top stories this Sunday morning

There could be a breakthrough in attempts to avert Ryanair's first ever pilots' strike.

The carrier has offered to meet with IMPACT on Tuesday instead of the initial offer of Wednesday - the day of the proposed strike.

It has called on the unions to call off threatened action next week.

So far there has been no response from unions to say if that is enough.


A murder hunt is underway following the death of 78-year-old Rose Hanrahan in Limerick.

The body of the pensioner was found at her home on New Road in Thomondgate on Friday afternoon.

Gardaí have set up an incident room at Mayorstone Park garda station.


A man has been charged in Australia with acting as an economic agent for North Korea.

59-year-old Chan Han Choi, who was born in South Korea, allegedly tried to broker sales for items including components used in ballistic missiles.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described it as a "very, very serious matter".


The Peter McVerry Trust is announcing millions of euro worth of building work to create social housing for Dublin.

It has secured planning permission for 18 apartments in Dublin 2 - and is about to turn the sod on six new-build social housing units in Dublin 11.

Its CEO Pat Doyle says it is the first phase of a series of housing projects.


Over 400 GAA players have been sleeping rough on streets across the country overnight on Saturday to raise awareness of homelessness.

The sleep-outs took place from 6.00pm to 6.00am in towns and cities including Galway, Cork, Limerick and Wexford.

Players in New York and Boston also took part as part of the action by 'Gaelic Voices for Change'.