Evening top 5: North Korea accuses US of 'declaring war'; Gardaí investigate death of man in Cork

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Renewed appeal for information after murder of man in north Dublin

Gardaí and Crimestoppers are renewing their appeal for information after a murder in Ballyboughal in north Dublin last month.

The body of 33-year-old Michal Kurek from Poland was found with multiple stab wounds at the side of the road on August 4th.

The victim had been living here since 2010, and had recently become homeless.

North Korean minister accuses US of 'declaring war'

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho speaks outside the U.N. Plaza Hotel, in New York. Picture by: Richard Drew/AP/Press Association Images

North Korea has accused the US of 'declaring war' on its country.

The secretive state has also threatened to 'shoot down' US planes.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to Mr Ri's remarks, telling reporters any suggestion that President Trump had declared war was 'absurd'.

Gardaí investigate sudden death of man in Cork

Gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a man in Co Cork.

The body of the man, aged in his late 40s, was found at a private residence at High Street in Skibbereen at around 9.00am on Monday morning.

Gardaí say that they are treating the death of the English national as suspicious pending the outcome of a technical examination and post mortem.

Shane Ross insists Ireland's Rugby World Cup bid is 'bulletproof'

Image: Chris Donoghue

The Government says underwriting the cost of the Rugby World Cup is a sound investment on behalf of the taxpayer.

Ireland will pay the tournament fee of £120 million (€136 million), and today Ireland 2023 made its final pitch ahead of the decision on Nov 15th.

The Taoiseach also pledged to the judges that Brexit will have no affect on the tournament.

Winner of 2017 Tidiest Town title unveiled

Birdhill in Co Tipperary has been named as Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2017.

It took the top prize out of a record 870 towns and villages throughout the country that entered this year’s SuperValu National TidyTowns competition.

The announcement was made at a ceremony at The Helix in Dublin.