Morning top 5: Tributes to Coast Guard volunteer; NI anti-terrorism agreement

The headlines this Tuesday morning...

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has led tributes to Irish Coast Guard volunteer who died during a search operation.

Caitriona Lucas, a mother of two children, was killed yesterday after a rescue boat overturned off the coast of Clare.

Two other crew members were airlifted to safety and remain in hospital. 


A new anti-terrorism agreement is to be signed by the Irish and British governments in Dublin today.

The accord will establish the Independent Reporting Commission, which will monitor paramilitary activity and organised crime in the North.

This will be Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire's first official visit to Dublin. 


Hillary Clinton has said she will resume campaigning within the "next couple of days".

Mrs Clinton seemed to buckle while waiting to get into a minivan at a ceremony to mark 15 years since the 9/11 terror attacks in New York, and she needed help from her security detail.

She has admitted ignoring doctors' advice to rest after being diagnosed with pneumonia.


A ceasefire which has begun in Syria could be the last chance to work towards peace in the country, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.

The Syrian army, which announced the truce at 5pm UK time, said a "regime of calm" would be applied in all of Syria - and that it reserved the right to respond using firepower against any violation by armed groups.  

Mr Kerry said it was too early to draw conclusions about how effective the stoppage would be, adding there was no doubt that violations would be reported "here and there".


Three women have been charged over a failed terror plot in Paris.

They are accused of trying to blow up a car filled with gas canisters near Notre Dame cathedral.

French prosecutors say the women are also suspected of planning to target a train station and police in the city.