Morning top 5: Anthony Foley remains coming home; Mosul civilians used as 'human shields'

The headlines this Wednesday morning...

The remains of Anthony Foley are due to be being flown home today from Paris.

A French coroner's report found the Munster coach died from a lung condition brought on by a heart disorder.

The Munster and Ireland rugby legend was found dead in his hotel room in Paris on Sunday.


The US has accused Islamic State militants of using civilians as human shields as Iraqi forces move closer to the group's stronghold in Mosul.

Some 700,000 people are believed to remain in the city as a third day of military operations begins. 

Government troops are moving up from the south while their Kurdish allies are approaching from the east.


Senior members of the ASTI will meet Department of Education officials later today.

The union will be discussing its pay claims ahead of planned strike action and and withdrawal of supervision duties in the coming weeks.

Advertisements are expected to appear in national media outlets tomorrow looking for people to help cover supervision and substitution duties on the affected dates.


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will go head-to-head in the final US presidential TV debate later tonight.

It will be the third showdown between the Republican candidate and his Democratic rival.

Current polls put Mrs Clinton ahead, leaving the billionaire businessman with a tough battle to win over undecided voters.


Students are taking to the streets of Dublin today as part of a campaign against a loan system for third-level education.

The Union of Students in Ireland expects up to 5,000 people to march to Government Buildings for the protest.

It is calling on the government to adopt the state-funded option proposed in the Cassels report on higher education.