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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.

Trump ignores the no politics rule in front of the Boy Scouts