Morning top 5: Union warns of possible all-out Luas strike; vigil for Karen Buckley to be held in Glasgow

The top stories this Tuesday morning...

Nine out of ten mid ranking gardaí want the AGSI to engage in a work to rule in support of their pay restoration claims.

Pay is the number one issue for 84% of garda sergeants and inspectors.

The AGSI is planning a massive march on the Dáil when the new Government first sits, and say it could be in uniform – which would be unprecedented.


Passenger representatives say they have been forgotten in the midst of the row over pay at the Luas.

An all out strike now appears to be on the cards after Transdev and SIPTU failed to break the deadlock at last ditch talks yesterday.

The union says they have been told that pay deductions and temporary lay-offs may be used as a possible way to recoup losses sustained from repeated strikes.


Talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil on how to proceed with a minority government will continue today.

After meeting for 90 minutes last night the same short statement was issued by both parties saying the talks were constructive and cordial.

It is understood the four negotiators from each side did not get into great policy discussion, and that the meeting was more about building trust.

Meanwhile, groups of Independents are also due to meet to decide on their next move.


A vigil will be held in Glasgow today to mark one year since Cork student Karen Buckley was murdered in the city.

Ms Buckley had been attending university there when she was killed by Alexander Pacteau.

He is serving a life sentence for her death.

Former classmates and teachers will gather at Glasgow Caledonian University later to remember the 24-year-old nurse.


A former British foreign secretary says leaving the European Union "would be an act of arson on the international order".

David Milliband is expected to say in a speech later that no nation in peacetime history has "voluntarily given up as much political power as Britain is being invited to throw away on June 23rd".

In the address for "Britain Stronger In Europe", he will argue that withdrawal from the EU will mean less power, less influence and less security.