Morning top 5: Woman's body found in Dublin; tracker statements; and 8th Amendment hearings resume

The top stories this Wednesday morning

A woman has been found dead in north inner-city Dublin.

Her body was discovered last night at the Dorset Square apartments on Gardiner Street.

The scene has been sealed off for a forensic examination.

The the Office of the State Pathologist has been notified.


The country's main banks are to make public statements on their response to the tracker mortgage scandal today.

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has spent the week being briefed by top executives after thousands of customers had their loans unfairly changed.

The Governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane says the majority should be compensated by Christmas and today's statements are expected to clarify when people will be repaid.


The Committee on the 8th Amendment will resume hearings this morning.

Discussions will focus on risks to mental health, terminations arising from rape and cases of foetal abnormality.

The committee has faced criticism after two members - TD Mattie McGrath and Senator Rónán Mullen - alleged its work has been fixed to deliver a particular outcome.


Football pundit Eamon Dunphy says the two and half year jail term handed to convicted paedophile Tom Humphries was "just about the right sentence".

The judge in the case has been criticised by abuse victims' charities for the leniency of the penalty.

Judge Karen O'Connor has also been under fire for saying it was hard not to have sympathy for Mr Humphries.


A second Republican Senator has criticised Donald Trump, describing his presidency as reckless, outrageous and undignified.

Jeff Flake also said he would not run for re-election next year.

His comments follow a spat between the president and another Republican Senator - Bob Corker - who accused Mr Trump of being "utterly untruthful".