Morning top 5: Ryanair AGM amid cancellations; Jobstown charges dropped; and 'Tinder for Bulls'

The top stories this Thursday morning

Ryanair will hold its AGM this morning as it continues canceling dozens of flights a day.

The airline has failed to fix its staff shortage by offering pilots an extra €12,000 to work through annual leave.

Workers rejected the deal and have discussed industrial action that could worsen the current situation.


Criminal charges have been dropped against the remaining five people due to stand trial over the Jobstown protest.

Earlier this year, six other protesters including the Solidarity TD Paul Murphy were acquitted of charges of false imprisonment.

The case related to an anti-water charges protest during which it was claimed the then Tánaiste Joan Burton and her assistant were trapped in their car.


The European Parliament's Brexit coordinator is in Dublin to meet the Taoiseach and address a joint sitting of the Oireachtas.

Guy Verhofstadt has been on a tour of Belfast and the border counties.

He says a hard border would be a disaster for Ireland.


The search for survivors is continuing in Mexico following a powerful earthquake which has killed at least 220 people.

Hundreds of buildings have been destroyed by the country's deadliest quake in a generation.

Some people trapped in the rubble are using their mobiles to let people know they are alive.


It is the final day of the National Ploughing Championships.

Around 200,000 people have attended this year's event so far with plenty more expected today.

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to visit the site today.

'Tinder for Bulls' is one of the new innovative technologies on show, described as a "pre-breeding management tool".