Morning top 5: Trump warns over corporation tax; increase in anti-depressants; and International Overdose Day

The top stories this Thursday morning

Donald Trump says he wants to bring US corporate tax rates closer to Irish levels.

The US president has named Ireland as one of America's international competitors.

He wants US business taxes reduced to 15% in a bid to bring American multi-nationals back to US soil.

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One in four medical card holders are using anti-depressants.

New figures show nearly 400,000 people were prescribed them last year -

That is an increase of 50,000 since 2011.

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We are being urged to remember those who have lost loved ones or suffered permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

On International Overdose Day we are also being reminded that death and injury from overdose is preventable.

Ireland had the third highest mortality rate in Europe.

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Just 21 rivers in Ireland are totally unpolluted, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The six-year survey of our waterways says we have failed to meet targets for improving water quality.

But the number of 'badly polluted' waterways has been reduced from 19 to six.

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The Government is looking at setting up a new semi-state company to deal with the housing crisis.

The Irish Times claims it would be similar to Irish Water and would take away power from local authorities.

It is understood the company would be able to raise its own capital to fund construction across the country.