Morning top 5: London death toll; McGuinness funeral; and Bus Éireann strike

The top stories this Thursday morning

Five people have died in London's worst terror attack in more than a decade.

They include three members of the public, a police officer and the attacker himself.

At least 40 people were injured - none of them reported to be Irish.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called the attack "sick and depraved", and says the country will "never give in to terror".


Thousands of people will turn out in the city of Derry today for the funeral of Martin McGuinness.

The former IRA commander turned Deputy First Minister died on Tuesday after a short illness.

Bill Clinton,Tony Blair, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins will be among those at requiem mass at St Columba's Church at 2.00pm this afternoon.


Bodies of the missing crew of the coastguard helicopter could be recovered from the sea off Mayo within hours.

Yesterday search teams used a remote-control vehicle to find the underwater wreckage.

It is thought the bodies of three Coast Guard crew members could still be onboard, but the weather needs to improve before divers can access the chopper.


Bus Éireann union representatives will meet today as an all-out strike looks set to go ahead next week.

Commuters face widespread disruption from Monday, after bosses at the transport firm said there is 'no basis' for more talks.

The row centres on cost-cutting measures which will see routes cut and take home pay reduced.


Islamic State militants have shelled areas recaptured by Iraqi forces in western Mosul, hitting civilians fleeing the fighting.

At least five people have been killed and more than 20 injured.

The battle to capture IS's last stronghold in Iraq is entering its 6th month.