Morning top 5: Trump’s ban partially blocked by US Court; 31 people missing on Malaysia tourist boat

The top stories this Sunday morning...

Part of Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban for nationals of seven Middle Eastern countries has been blocked by an American court. 

Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union have secured a ruling which stops the US from deporting refugees and visitors.

President Trump's travel ban is also being implented again today by US Customs at Dublin and Shannon airports, as well as at Ports of Entry across the United States.

Clare based Senator, Martin Conway, is the Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Human Rights - he says it's a significant regressive step by America.


31 people are missing on board a Malaysia tourist boat 

Chinese state media says the boat lost contact after leaving Kota Kinabalu on Saturday morning.

It was heading to Pulau Mengalum, an island about 38 miles west of the city.

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said it received a distress call from the boat but contact was lost soon after.


A ceremony will take place in Dublin today to mark the National Holocaust Commemoration Day.

A Holocaust charity says it's more important than ever that we learn from the atrocities committed during World War Two.

Holocaust survivors living in Ireland and a World War Two veteran who was present at the liberation of Bergen Belsen will address the ceremony.

It comes on a weekend where Donald Trump has banned refugees from entering the US and suspended admission of people from seven Muslim-majority countries.


A majority of Irish voters think Ireland's relationship with Britain is more important than our links with the EU.

A new poll in today's Sunday Business Post finds 56 per cent prioritise relations with the UK.

Meanwhile, the poll puts further pressure on Taoiseach Enda Kenny, as it shows Fine Gael trailing Fianna Fáil.

The RED C survey has Fianna Fáil up 3 points on 27 per cent, with Fine Gael down a point to 24.

Fine Gael's coalition partners the Independent Alliance are down from 4 to 3.


A public memorial is going to be held for Carrie Fisher and her mum Debbie Reynolds, who died just a day apart last month.

The family says the service will take place in March at Forest Lawn Cemetery Hollywood Hills, where the actresses have been laid to rest.

60-year-old Fisher died after having a heart attack on a flight from London to LA - her 84-year-old mother passed away a day later.