Morning top 5: AGSI gardaí begin industrial action; Anthony Foley to be laid to rest

The headlines this Friday morning...

Garda sergeants and inspectors are on a work-to-rule today, for the first time in the history of the state.

It marks the start of a campaign of industrial action over pay and conditions, which includes four strike days next month.

From 7am this morning, thousands of middle-ranking officers will be use their Pusle computer system.


The country's largest second-level teaching union is also closing in on a strike.

ASTI members are to walk off the job in less than a week for the first of seven days of stoppages as part of their pay campaign.

The leadership of another teaching union, TUI, will meet today to discuss its response to the action. 


Barack Obama has again hit out at Donald Trump, calling his suggestion that he won't accept the outcome of the presidential election "dangerous".

The Republican candidate told a rally yesterday that he would accept the result - if he wins.

Mr Trump has repeatedly raised doubts as to the integrity of the US presidential race, claiming that the vote is rigged.


Elite Iraqi troops have retaken a town about 12 miles from Mosul as Islamic State fighters inside the city said they would battle to the death.

France's President has said that the assault has already forced some Islamic State fighters to flee Iraq's second largest city, and they must not be allowed to escape.

Bartella fell to Iraq's forces after a day of fierce fighting, two years after it was seized by the militant group.


The funeral of Munster rugby legend Anthony Foley will take place later in his home town of Killaloe.

The mass will be held at midday in St Flannan's Church, with burial afterwards at Relig Lua cemetery.

The 42-year-old died suddenly in Paris last week ahead of the team’s fixture against French club Racing 92.