Morning top 5: Trump pledges funds for Harvey victims; Stormont rejection; and armed gardaí at Stradbally

The top stories this Friday morning

The US president is going to give US$1m of his personal income to help people in Texas and Louisiana hit by Storm Harvey.

The storm has killed at least 39 people since hitting Texas on Friday.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Donald Trump wants their ideas about which organisations have been most effective at providing aid.


The latest move to break the political deadlock in the North appears to have failed.

DUP leader Arlene Foster says she is prepared to do a deal on key issues like the Irish language once power-sharing resumes.

Sinn Féin has rejected the idea, saying it does not trust the DUP to stick to its word.


Video has emerged of an American policeman telling a woman he stopped "we only kill black people".

The officer from Georgia is being investigated after the remarks made last year.

They were caught on dash-cam footage.

The officer has been put on admin duty while the investigation takes place.


There will be armed guards at Ireland's biggest music festival, which starts today.

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois will have increased security as tens of thousands of fans turn up for bands like Duran Duran, Interpol and London Grammar.

Campsites open at 9.00am.


The Irish navy vessel the LÉ William Butler Yeats is bringing over 200 people to safety in the Mediterranean.

The crew rescued 117 people off the coast of Libya yesterday and coordinated the rescue of a further 117 migrants

They were found in a rubber dinghy near Tripoli.