Morning top 5: National Cancer Strategy to be launched; UN Security Council to hold emergency session

The top stories this Wednesday morning...

The Health Minister is today launching a new National Cancer Strategy for the next ten years.

The plan is aimed to bring the management of national cancer care up to the year 2026 - focusing on prevention, early, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life.

The Cabinet is viewing the plan this morning before its official launch in Dublin.


The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency session later after North Korea tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says it's a "dangerous escalation", while US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called it a "new escalation of threat" to the world.

The secretive state says the US should stop its hostile policies towards Pyongyang.


The competition authority will be asked to investigate whether a full regulator is needed to maintain control of bin charges.

The proposal comes in a deal between the Government and Fianna Fáil to avoid a Dáil defeat on waste charges.

Communications Minister Denis Naughten says his proposals for bin charges shouldn't be feared, as they are necessary to change recycling habits for good.


One of Cork's best known Victorian buildings has been partially destroyed by fire.

Firefighters were called to St Kevin's Asylum, or the former Our Lady's Hospital on the Lee Road, at around 7.45pm last night.


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves Ireland this morning.

Last night he attended a state dinner at Dublin Castle, hosted by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Both leaders also tweeted photos after they went for a jog through Dublin's Phoenix Park yesterday evening.