Morning top 5: Over 100 feared dead after boat capsizes; HSE says €9bn in spending needed; Trump condemned over civil rights leader tweets

The top stories this Sunday Morning ...

Aid officials say more than 100 may have drowned off the coast of Libya after a boat attempting to carry passengers across the Mediterranean capsized.

It is thought 110 people were on board and only 4 survivors have been found.

Eight bodies have been recovered so far, however poor weather conditions are hampering the rescue efforts.

Meanwhile Pope Francis has called on people around the world to support migrants and refugees in any way they can - especially vulnerable children.


British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to announce the UK will leave the single market, the customs union and European Court of Justice - unless the European Union agrees to end freedom of movement in a speech on Tuesday.

Theresa May is expected to say the UK will leave the single market in a speech on Tuesday.

The UK Sun on Sunday says immigration will be a red line for Brexit negotiators.


Donald Trump has been condemned after describing a celebrated civil rights leader as "all talk and no action."

The President-elect was responding after Congressman John Lewis - the last surviving speaker from the 1963 march on Washington - questioned the legitimacy of Mr Trump's election victory.

He later softened his tone, calling on Congressman Lewis to help him tackle crime.

But that hasn't eased tensions. With less than a week to go until his inauguration, the first of a number of planned protest marches against the President-elect has taken place in Washington.


The head of the HSE says €9bn in capital spending will be needed to end hospital overcrowding.

Tony O'Brien said the massive investment is needed to improve existing facilities and upgrade equipment and IT systems.

In an interview in today's Sunday Business Post, he said a "multi-pronged" approach was required to resolve problems in the health service.

The capital investment Mr O'Brien is recommending would be double the current level – however, much of the investment would be concentrated on delivering the new National Children's Hospital.


David Bowie has been nominated for two posthumous Brit Awards - a year after his death.

He'll go up against Craig David, Michael Kiwanuka and Skepta for the British male solo artist prize.

His record Blackstar has been shortlisted for British Album of the Year.