Morning top 5: Trump responds to North Korean missile test; EU leaders meeting for Brexit summit

The top stories this Saturday morning...

North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test - but South Korean and US officials say it appears to have failed.

The launch came hours after the US told the United Nations it is time to act over the secretive country's nuclear weapons programme.

President Trump has tweeted in response to the failed launch, accusing Pyongyang of disrespecting China's wishes.


A post mortem is expected to take place today on the body of a 31-year-old woman found in Waterford city yesterday.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, at an apartment at Thomas Court, on Thomas Street, shortly after 3pm.

An incident room has been set up at Waterford Garda Station.


EU leaders will meet in Brussels today for the first time since the UK formally applied last month to leave the European Union.

The European Commission will outline a number of key areas which, it says, will be fundamental principles for Brexit.


A world first medical trial in Cork could have the potential to see damaged hearts repaired with a single injection.

The study was carried out on 47 people who had experienced large heart attacks.

The findings are being presented this morning at a major conference in Paris.


Gardaí will be out in force this weekend testing drivers for both alcohol and drugs.

They are reminding motorists that their new drug testing kits can identify cannabis, cocaine and opiates among other drugs.