Morning top 5: New York attacker planned further killings; Justice Minister "deeply concerned" over garda failures

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The New York terror attack suspect has told detectives he planned to continue his killing spree across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Sayfullo Saipov has appeared in court shackled in a wheelchair, accused of killing eight people.

He told the court that he had aimed to kill as many people as possible.

The 29-year-old has also told officers he was proud of what he had done and pleased with its effect.


The Government is set to announce a range of measures aimed at tackling white collar crime.

It will include stricter monitoring of banks and financial institutions and new laws on bribery and planning corruption.

The package will see the introduction of new laws aimed at tackling insider trading - carrying penalties of up to ten years in prison.

It will also see the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement being effectively disbanded following criticism of its work in the failed prosecution of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick.


The Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan says he is deeply concerned at the serious failures of an Garda Síochana.

An independent report into the breath tests and wrongful conviction scandals has uncovered around 400 thousand additional fake breath tests.

The acting Garda Commissioner admits the controversy has damaged public confidence.

He has pledged to ensure it cannot happen again.


Trains are running as normal across the country this morning after yesterday's 24 hour strike.

More than 150 thousand passengers faced travel disruption because of a pay dispute between management and workers at Irish Rail.

Transport Minister Shane Ross is being urged to intervene before another four days of planned industrial action this month and next.


Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman insists he has the "utmost respect for women" - following claims he sexually harassed a teenage intern.

Anna Graham Hunter says he made explicit comments, groped her and demanded he gave her a foot rub on set in 1985.

He says he feels terrible if he put her in an uncomfortable situation and has said sorry in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.