Morning top 5: Repair works continue after Storm Ophelia; Trump's latest travel ban temporarily blocked

The top stories this Wednesday morning...

Thousands of people remain without power and water this morning in the wake of Storm Ophelia.

Three people lost their lives in winds, which hit 190 km/h on Monday.

The ESB says most should be back on the grid within 3-4 days - but with more strong winds predicted for this weekend, repair crews are under increasing pressure.


The Cabinet will meet this morning for the 4th time in eight days.

The Taoiseach and his Ministers are to discuss the Finance Bill, essential to implement Budget 2018.

It’s the only item on the agenda today, and among its most commented provisions is the changes to commercial stamp duty.


Donald Trump's latest travel ban has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge - hours before it was about to take effect.

The official in Hawaii said the revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor".

It's the third time Mr Trump's restrictions on people from mostly Muslim countries have been thwarted by the courts.


A new report on the crisis in Myanmar is accusing the military there of "crimes against humanity".

The investigation by Amnesty International says the army is guilty of systematic murder, rape and burning of Rohingya villages.

Over half a million Rohingya people have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.


Game of Thrones star Lena Headey has claimed Harvey Weinstein angrily marched her out of a hotel after she rejected his advances.

The British actress posted a series of tweets in which she detailed meetings between the two where the Hollywood mogul allegedly made "suggestive" comments towards her and became enraged after she rejected his advances.

It comes as Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company - the film studio he co-founded in 2005.