Morning top 5: Project Eagle report; Junior Cert results; EU in 'survival' battle

The headlines this Wednesday morning...

Cabinet members will today examine a report into NAMA's €1.6 billion sale of Northern Irish loan portfolio Project Eagle before its publication. 

Opposition parties have called for a probe into the deal following reports that the review found the agency may have lost "hundreds of millions of euro".

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is reluctant to establish such an inquiry, saying it could prejudice criminal investigations. 


More than 60,000 students are due to get their Junior Cert results this morning.

This is the last time pupils will get results from the traditional exam, with reforms to English and the new Junior Cycle framework taking place this year, despite teacher protests. 

Alcohol Action Ireland has encouraged young people to stay away from drink as they celebrate the milestone tonight.


Dublin Bus services will end at 9pm again tonight ahead of a two-day strike by workers. 

No regular routes, sightseeing tours or Airlink services will operate on Thursday or Friday. 

The drivers are seeking a 15% wage increase over three years, in lieu of an agreed 6% pay hike that was deferred in 2009.


The EU faces a battle for its very survival, according to the president of the European Commission.

Jean-Claude Juncker will try to rally support for the bloc today in his annual state of the union address - his first since the Brexit vote. 

The European Commission ruling on Apple is also expected to be debated by MEPs today. 


Hillary Clinton is to resume campaigning tomorrow after taking time out to recover from pneumonia, an aide has confirmed.

The Democratic nominee made global headlines after seeming to buckle while waiting to get into a minivan at a ceremony to mark 15 years since the 9/11 terror attacks in New York.

She subsequently cancelled a trip to California, where she was due to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres talk show, as well as events near Las Vegas.