Morning top 5: Justin Trudeau to meet Taoiseach and President; North Korea launches missile into Sea of Japan

The top stories this Tuesday morning...

North Korea claims to have tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile.

State television there says the weapon hit its target precisely after flying for 39 minutes.

If Pyongyang's claims are true, it would be considered a game-changer by countries concerned about its military capabilities.


Canada's Prime Minister is in Dublin this morning.

Justin Trudeau has a busy day ahead, including a meeting with President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin.

He will also visit the 'EPIC Ireland' emigration museum, after a meeting this morning with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.


Subway is expecting to create 5,000 jobs in the UK and Ireland by 2020.

The sandwich shop is planning to open 500 new stores over the next three years.

It will take the total number of people employed in the two countries to 24,000.


There are mixed messages as to how talks are going to form a new power-sharing executive at Stormont.

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire says he is still optimistic - and indicated that a deal could be struck as early as this week.

However, talks could be suspended today if there's no breakthrough.


Thousands are expected to march on the Dáil this lunchtime over cath lab facilities at University Hospital Waterford. 

It follows the recent death of Thomas Power, who suffered a heart attack on Father's Day last month. He passed away while being transferred by ambulance to Cork.

His death re-ignited community calls for a 24 hour cath lab for Waterford.