Morning top 5: Tackling homelessness 'too slow'; Nóirín O'Sullivan's new job; and JFK documents

The top stories this Friday morning

The Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has admitted progress on tackling homelessness is too slow.

But he says the number of homeless families in hotels in Dublin is falling.

He was commenting in the Dáil after new national figures showed a record of number of over 8,000 people are now in emergency accommodation.


Former Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan has been appointed to a high-level role in the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

She has been appointed Director of Strategic Partnerships for Europe in the organisation.

Ms O'Sullivan will remain based in Ireland while she carries out the new job, which she is due to start shortly.


A man is due to be handed a mandatory life sentence today for murdering a member of a rival motorcycle club in Limerick.

Alan McNamara from Mountfune in Murroe, Co Limerick shot Andrew O'Donoghue outside his clubhouse in July 2015.

His stepson is also due to be sentenced today for hiding the shotgun used to kill him.


The number of students with disabilities going to college has more than trebled in the last decade.

A review from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) says 38,000 people have accessed education through the Fund for Students with Disabilities since 2008.

Last year, 10,500 students benefited from the fund, and the report recommends broadening the scheme.


US President Donald Trump has delayed the release of hundreds of documents about the assassination of John F Kennedy.

He released nearly 3,000 of them - but says he has 'no choice' but to keep others secret, citing national security concerns.

It will do little to change the minds of those who believe theories of CIA involvement in the killing in 1963.