Morning top 5: Man stabbed to death in Clare; UN backs new sanctions on North Korea; Two men die in separate road accidents

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A man has died after being stabbed in County Clare overnight.

The 25-year-old received serious stab wounds at a housing estate in Kilkee, Co Clare at approximately 1.15am this morning.

He was removed to University Hospital Limerick where he was later pronounced dead.

A 22-year-old man was arrested a short time later in connection with the attack and is being held at Kilrush Garda Station.


Two men have lost their lives on Irish roads this weekend. 

A man in his 20s died in a single vehicle crash in Mayo yesterday, while a motorcyclist was killed in a collision in Leitrim. 

Motorists are being warned not to take any chances, as the August Bank Holiday is one of the most risky times of the year. 

Gardaí are out in force after RSA figures revealed that 10% of all motorists admit drinking and driving in the past year.


The UN Security Council has unanimously backed tough new economic sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest missile tests.

The sanctions include bans on the country selling goods including coal, iron and fish - valued at an estimated €800m.

The export ban will hit about a third of Pyongyang’s export earnings.

US President Trump said the move would have a "very big financial impact" on the reclusive state.


New border control gates are being introduced at Dublin Airport to enhance security and speed up immigration queues.

The e-Gates will allow travellers with biometric Passports or Irish passport cards to pass through by scanning their document and having their photo taken.

20 Gates will be initially installed at the Airport and one immigration officer will be able to monitor multiple gates.

In 2016 the immigration services at the Airport processed a record 13.8 million arriving passengers and it's hoped these gates will dramatically cut the waiting times.


Long-time homelessness campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has called for a state of emergency to be declared to deal with the ongoing homeless crisis.

The call comes as the latest government figures show that there are now nearly 8,000 homeless people in Ireland.

Some 2,895 of those people are children – with nearly half of the homeless population under the age of 24.

Speaking today, Fr McVerry urged the Taoiseach to call a state of emergency and deliver a cross-departmental response to the crisis