Morning Top 5: Hollande visit; Turkey in state of emergency; and Dáil summer recess

The top stories this Thursday morning...

The French President Francois Hollande will visit Ireland today to discuss the impact of the Brexit vote.

Mr Hollande will meet with the Taoiseach and President Michael D Higgins during his one day visit.

The trip had been arranged before last week's terror attack in Nice, and it's now likely that security issues will be a big topic of discussion. 


A three-month state of emergency has been declared in Turkey.

It follows a failed coup attempt by parts of the country's military on Friday night.

Thousands of soldiers, police officers and judges have been arrested or suspended, including 99 of Turkey's 360 generals.


It's the last day of the Dáil and Seanad before politicians go on their summer holidays.

Business will wrap up with an effort to secure the release of Irish man Ibrahim Halawa held in Egypt and the creation of an education ombudsman.

Summer recess is set to last 10 weeks this year to facilitate the installation of new sound and voting systems in the Dáil chamber.

The upgrades are expected to cost around €690,000.


Members of the US Republican Party are entering the fourth and final day of their national convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

Donald Trump has been offically confirmed as the party's nominee.

Delegates have yet to hear from the billionaire businessman however, but he's due to give a much-awaited speech tonight.


A Médecins Sans Frontières boat has rescued 209 people from two rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean. 

They also recovered the bodies of 21 women and a man who had died at sea.

When the rescue team approached the first dinghy, they saw dead bodies lying at the bottom of the boat. It's still unclear exactly how they died.