Morning top 5: Apollo House case due back before High Court; snow and ice warnings in effect

The top stories this Thursday morning...

Anyone inside Apollo House could be in contempt of court if they have not left by the time the High Court is updated this morning.

They were due to leave by noon yesterday after a judge refused to grant a one-week extension.

Home Sweet Home campaigners claimed they were not offered “safe and suitable” accommodation as promised by the Housing Minister.


The Foreign Affairs Minister will travel to Belfast today for talks to save the power-sharing deal.

Charlie Flanagan will try to patch up the row between the DUP and Sinn Féin - while the SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood will hold a series of meetings in Dublin.


A former MI6 officer in the UK has been named as the source of allegations about Donald Trump.

Christopher Steele is believed to be behind a dossier which claims Russia gathered compromising information about the president-elect.

Mr Trump has dismissed the claims as "fake news."


The Taoiseach will travel to Madrid this morning to meet with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

It is the first opportunity for Enda Kenny to discuss Brexit with the Spanish leader since the formation of the Spanish government last October.


Motorists are being warned to prepare for difficult driving conditions this morning following freezing temperatures overnight.

An orange weather warning is in place for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

Heavy sleet and possibly snow is expected across the north, with ice said to be a particular danger.