Morning top 5: Fallout from Trump's Jerusalem decision and Brexit efforts continue

The top stories this Thursday morning

A Palestinian negotiator says Donald Trump has "destroyed any possibility" of a two-state solution.

Saeb Erekat said the decision by the US president to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has "disqualified" them from playing any role in any peace process.

President Trump, who promised the move in his election campaign, says the recognition is "long overdue".

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney says President Trump's announcement is "very disappointing and difficult to understand".


Efforts to break the logjam in the Brexit talks are set to intensify today.

British negotiators are working on a new form of words to deal with the border issue.

The original wording was vetoed by the DUP which is propping up Theresa May's minority British government.


The Court of Appeal will deliver its judgement today in an appeal taken by a man over the severity of a seven year sentence for killing his stepson.

David Mahon of Ongar Village in Clonsilla stood trial for Dean Fitzpatrick's murder but was convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

It happened outside his apartment in May 2013.


A snow and ice weather warning has been issued by Met Éireann.

Counties in the north and north west will be worst affected, with up to three centimetres of snow expected in places.

Drivers are being urged to slow down during the bad weather.


A Leonardo da Vinci painting which became the most expensive artwork ever sold last month will go on display in Abu Dhabi.

Salavtor Mundi will be on show at the Louvre Gallery there.

Christie's auction house sold it to an anonymous buyer in New York for €380m.