Evening top 5: Bus strikes intensify; Caitriona Lucas tributes; and new banking

The top stories this Thursday night

SIPTU announces 13 more days of strike action at Dublin Bus

Trade union SIPTU has announced 13 more days of strike action at Dublin Bus.

These will be held next week on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September.

In October, the work stoppages will take place on Saturday 1st, Wednesday 5th, Friday 7th, Monday 10th, Wednesday 12th, Friday 14th, Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th, Monday 24th, Wednesday 26th and Saturday 29th.

Transport Minister Shane Ross says he greatly regrets the inconvenience caused, and is "acutely aware" of calls for him to directly intervene.

Caitriona Lucas's son pays touching tribute during her funeral mass

Tributes have been paid to the heroic acts of Caitriona Lucas, who has been laid to rest in Clare.

The 41-year-old Coast Guard volunteer died during a search and recovery operation off the Kilkee coast on Monday, when the boat she was in capsized.

California adopts new law in light of Berkeley balcony collapse

The Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the adoption of a new building regulations law by the US State of California.

Six Irish students lost their lives in June 2015, when a balcony collapsed during 21st birthday celebrations.

Eoghan Culligan, Lórcán Miller, Niccolai Schuster, Eimear Walsh, Ashley Donohoe and Olivia Burke were all killed.

John Giles tells the tale of the tackle that left him wondering whether he would play football again

The severity of tackles allowed during John Giles' time as a player would make one wince if watching today.

And serious injuries were a risk as John detailed with his own personal experience on Off The Ball tonight.

One challenge while he was still at Manchester United could have had a serious and detrimental impact on his career.

Not a scam: Look out for digital communications from your bank

Many of us have received phishing emails over the years.

Some of these scams are more sophisticated than others, but they all have the same goal; to get access to your personal information.

This has made some of us hyper-alert and slightly wary of any digital communications involving our personal banking.