Morning top 5: presidential protests in the US; ASTI talks resume

The top stories on this morning

Thousands of people are protesting in several cities across the United States over Donald Trump's surprise victory in the presidential election.

Demonstrators have been chanting and holding up banners saying 'Not Our President' with others burning the American flag.

Trumps hotels in Chicago and New York have been targeted.


Talks between the ASTI and the Department of Education are to resume this morning.

The parties were locked in discussions for most of yesterday but didn't reach a resolution.

Union members are calling for equal pay for new teachers and payment for supervision and substitution duties.

Industrial action has been suspended for the duration of the talks, which could last until the end of the month.


A judgement is due later this morning on Alan Shatter’s appeal against a High Court decision not to quash certain parts of the Guerin report.

The report was highly critical of the way the former Minister for Justice handled allegations of Garda misconduct in the Cavan/Monaghan division.

By not asking for his version of events, Mr. Shatter claims he was denied fair procedures and was left with no choice but to step down as Minister.


Investigators examining a fatal crash involving a tram in south London are focusing on claims it sped up as it reached a sharp curve.

Seven people died and dozens were injured yesterday morning in Croydon.

The driver has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. Investigators are considering the theory that the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.


A new centre for Special Olympics Ireland opens today.

The headquarters is located at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O'Donovan will officially open the centre later this morning.

CEO of Sport Ireland John Treacy, says it's fantastic for Special Olympics Ireland, calling it "the right place to be" for sporting organisations.