Morning top 5: Man tries to kill Trump; ESRI Report; US Senate blocks gun controls

The top stories this Tuesday morning...

A British man has appeared in a US court accused of trying to grab a police officer's gun in a bid to kill Donald Trump.

Michael Sandford was arrested at a Trump rally in Las Vegas on Saturday, and has been denied bail at a court in Nevada.

The 20-year-old moved to the US 18 months ago and was living in New Jersey.


Ireland's economy will continue to show strong growth this year and into next year.

The latest report by the ESRI predicts GDP will grow by 4.6% this year and 4.2% next year.

The economic think tank has also predicted a decline in unemployment, and say our jobless total will fall to 7.6% by the end of this year and to 6.5% by the end of 2017.


The US Senate has blocked proposals aimed at toughening up gun controls.

It included a bill that would have stopped the sale of guns to terrorists.

The decision comes eight days after gunman Omar Mateen shot dead 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, after declaring his allegiance to the Islamic State group.


Minister Simon Coveney is to bring a final plan to deal with bin charges to the cabinet this morning.

Last night the minister was seeking legal advice from the attorney general as to whether a 12 month price freeze on charges could be brought in.

It's understood the introduction of new pay by weight measures will be deferred for a year.

Minister Coveney is hopeful all waste management companies will agree to the freeze, but said he will introduce legislation to enforce it if the agreement is being breached.


One of the world's major airlines is to announce today that it will launch a new daily service from Dublin.

There is mystery surrounding the identity of the airline, but all will be revealed at midday.

Until then, details of the route are also being kept tightly under wraps.