Morning top 5: Scaramucci we hardly knew ye; Jason Corbett trial; and Irish/UK drivers face mutual disqualification

The top stories this Tuesday morning

US President Donald Trump has tweeted that it has been a "great day at the White House" after sacking his communications boss.

Anthony Scaramucci has been forced out after just a week and a half in the job after insulting his colleagues in a phone call with a journalist.

He was dismissed as new chief of staff general John Kelly took up office.


Jurors in the US have been shown the baseball bat and blood-stained brick used to inflict fatal head injuries on Limerick man Jason Corbett.

His wife Molly Martens and her father Thomas Martens deny the charge of second degree murder.

The trial began last Tuesday and is expected to last between four and six weeks.


The trial of Ibrahim Halawa is expected to finally hear the case for the Dubliner's defence today in Egypt.

The 21-year-old has appeared in court on nearly 30 occasions during his mass trial with over 400 others.

Ibrahim has spent nearly four years behind bars in Cairo following his arrest at a protest in 2013.


Irish license holders who are disqualified for driving offences in the UK will automatically have their ban applied here as well.

The Transport Minister Shane Ross has signed an order, which comes into effect from today, allowing mutual recognition of disqualifications in both jurisdictions.

Those affected will include drivers disqualified for dangerous driving, hit and runs, and drink-driving.


The public is being asked their opinion on whether rickshaws on our streets need to be regulated.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has today launched an online survey on the issue.

Currently rickshaws operators do not have to be registered or have insurance.