Morning top 5: World leaders to attend funeral of Shimon Peres; Rosetta spacecraft to crash into comet

The top stories this Friday morning...

Workers at Dublin Bus are to vote on a potential pay deal reached after marathon talks yesterday.

Drivers could get an 11% pay rise over the next three years - they had wanted 15%.

Unions have agreed to suspend planned strikes to allow the vote take place.


Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan will attend the funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres today.

US Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are also expected at the ceremony in Jerusalem.

Mr Peres, who died on Wednesday at the age of 93, played a key part in reaching the Oslo Accords - the first deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 but critics of Mr Peres claim he was a war criminal responsible for the murder of Palestinian civilians.


Another Irish navy boat will return from a rescue mission in the Mediterranean today.

The LÉ James Joyce was sent to help migrants trying to cross into Europe in July.

It followed the LÉ Róisín which began its work in May.


It will be a bittersweet end to one of the most important space missions in history later.

After more than a decade riding across our solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft will be put on a collision course with comet 67P.

It will be deliberately crashed on to the surface of the comet, which it has been following for the last two years.


Russia has said it will press on with its bombing campaign in Syria, as the United Nations pleaded for medical evacuations from war-ravaged Aleppo.

Moscow is supporting a ferocious assault by the forces of Syrian President Bashar al Assad on the rebel-held eastern part of the city.

There have been calls for it to stop bombing Aleppo and join efforts to restore the shattered truce.

But the calls were rejected by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who blamed the US for the latest surge in violence.