Morning top 5: Trump calls for 'extreme vetting' of immigrants; 15 Guantanamo detainees transferred

The top stories this Tuesday morning...

The Pentagon has announced that 15 inmates have been transferred out of the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba.

The Yemeni and Afghan detainees have been sent to jails in the United Arab Emirates instead.

It is the single largest transfer since Barack Obama came to power.

President Obama has publicly stated his intention to close Guantanamo, which has been accused of severe human rights violations.


Donald Trump has called for extreme vetting of immigrants to make the US a safer place.

In a speech in Ohio, the Republican presidential nominee said he wants people to undergo ideological tests to prove they're not a threat to America.

The controversial billionaire was outlining his plan to combat what he's called 'radical Islamic terrorism'.


There are growing calls for the President of the Olympic Council of Ireland to face questions at the Oireachtas Sports Committee, over the Rio tickets scandal.

Pat Hickey is in a stand-off with the Sports Minister, who is consulting with the Attorney General about his next move.

It comes after Mr Hickey refused to allow an independent member join an OCI inquiry into how their tickets ended up in the hands of an alleged tout.

Brazilian police have arrested one Irish man and issued warrants for four executives at THG Sports - the ticket company at the centre of the scandal.


A motorcyclist has died in County Meath after his bike collided with a cow.

The man was killed on the Navan to Athboy Road at around 10pm last night.

There are no further details available at this stage.


Talks aimed at averting a national rail strike get underway today.

SIPTU and the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) are attending discussions with Irish Rail at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

Yesterday, the unions suspended the holding of a strike ballot in order to attend the talks.

Train drivers are looking for a shorter working week and recognition for past productivity.