Morning top 5: Talks between nurses and HSE to resume; Sean Penn interview helped lead to arrest of 'El Chapo'

The top stories this Sunday morning...

Nurses and the HSE will resume talks at the Workplace Relations Commission this morning.

The negotiations are aimed at avoiding strike action by members of the INMO on Thursday.

If the talks fail, nurses will down tools in two-hour rolling work stoppages at seven hospitals across the country.


Food and medicine that was promised to arrive in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya today now will not get there until at least tomorrow.

The Red Cross says it is because of logistical problems.

40,000 people have been trapped in the rebel-held town since July, and around 20 people have already died from starvation.


It is claimed that Hollywood star Sean Penn managed to track down a notorious Mexican drug lord, who had escaped from a maximum security jail.

Rolling Stone magazine says the actor secretly met up with Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman before his capture by special forces on Friday - in a move which helped the authorities discover his whereabouts and plan the arrest.

Guzman has now been returned to prison, but also faces a lengthy extradition battle with the US.


Motorhead fans around the world have joined mourners to watch the funeral of frontman Lemmy.

Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister has been laid to rest in Los Angeles at the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery overnight.

The 70-year-old died just two days after being diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of cancer.


Motorists are being warned to watch out for ice on the roads this morning.

Temperatures dipped to as low as -2 in parts of the country last night.

There were also wintry showers reported on higher ground.