Morning top 5: Brexit breakthrough looms; warning for road users; and UN meets over Jerusalem

The top stories this Friday morning

The European Council President Donald Tusk is to give an update on Brexit talks this morning.

The British Prime Minister Theresa May is in Brussels, amid reports a deal on the border has been reached overnight.

She is meeting the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

Negotiations have been ongoing after the DUP scuppered a deal that had seemed done on Monday.

But it is believed a new text of a deal is being considered.


Road users are being urged to take extra care this morning with ice and snow in many areas.

Met Éireann has issued a status orange warning in seven counties, with up to 8 centimetres of snow expected in some northern parts.

Meanwhile, a status yellow ice warning is in place for the rest of the country.


The UN Security council meets later to discuss Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

It follows a night of protests in the Palestinian territories and in neighbouring Arab countries.

The decision has been condemned across the globe, with many suggesting it has ruined the chances of finding peace in the region.


The result of a ballot of Irish Rail staff is due later.

They are voting on a Labour Court recommendation that aims to settle the pay dispute at the company.

The ruling recommended a 7.5% pay increase over three years after several 24 hour strikes.


In the US, a wildfire that has burned down homes in San Diego County is roaring westward - with evacuations ordered from the Santa Ana winds.

The fire has already destroyed trailer homes in a retirement community and killed race horses at an elite training facility.

The fire is one of six that have ruined dozens of homes and prompted mass evacuations from north of Los Angeles southwards almost to San Diego.