Morning top 5: Talks with teachers and gardaí continue; Temple Bar festival for Dubliners

The top stories this Wednesday morning

Today will see the final day of talks aimed at averting strike action which is expected to close hundreds of schools around the country.

ASTI and Department of Education officials will sit down once more for talks, however it is thought the first day of disruption, planned for tomorrow, will go ahead.

Once tomorrow's action is over, the focus will switch to whether schools will be able to re-open following next week's midterm break.

The ASTI is planning a withdrawal from supervision and substitution duties.


As efforts to halt industrial action by gardaí continue, it is reported a new pay deal will be put to members of the force to try and resolve their dispute.

According to the Irish Times, it is hoped the leadership of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) will consider revised proposals from the government later this week.

The offer would still be within the parameters of the Lansdowne Road pay Agreement.

Meanwhile, talks between the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) and the Department of Justice are entering their third day.


John Delaney says he believes his name will be cleared once reports into allegations of ticket touting at the Olympic Games are completed.

The FAI President resigned from the Olympic Council of Council of Ireland last night.

Police in Brazil are continuing their investigations - while work is ongoing on two separate reports here by Grant Thornton and Justice Carroll Moran.


Workers are expected to continue bulldozing shacks and tents as part of the operation to tear down the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais.

A small team started demolishing makeshift shelters at the edge of the slum yesterday.

Around 4,000 people have now been processed by the authorities as they look to clear the area.


Dubliners who think Temple Bar is just for tourists are in for a nice surprise next month.

A new five-day festival wants to get locals involved in cultural activities.

The 'View' festival, running from November 16th to 20th, promises a unique mix of debate, comedy and politics.