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The 8 at 8: Friday

Simon Coveney on housing, Simon Harris on the HPV vaccine, and Donald Trump on North Korea – here’s what’s happening this morning.

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1. #COURT: A man arrested yesterday under anti-terrorist legislation is due before court in Waterford this morning.

2. #TENSIONS: Donald Trump has said the US could end up in a “major, major” conflict with North Korea, following weeks of heightening tensions with the isolated state.

3. #PLACEMENT: Housing minister Simon Coveney says that he would like to see high-rise developments in Dublin “in the right places”.

4. #BARGAIN? Meanwhile, a Dublin landlord is offering a significant discount on rent rates. All you have to do is pay for a year’s rent in one go.

5. #ARKANSAS: The US state executed its fourth inmate in eight days last night, ending a controversial spree of killings before the execution drug expires this weekend.

6. #HPV VACCINE: Health minister Simon Harris said that anti-vaccine campaigners are putting the lives of children and adults at risk.

7. #SKOPJE: 100 protesters stormed Macedonia’s parliament last night attacking MPs in protest against a vote for a new parliamentary speaker.

8. #ON THE INSIDE: Prison officers have outlined the dangers they face every day at their annual conference, including threats to themselves and their families.