Evening top 5: Man dies on M50; trolley crisis deepens; and new organ discovered

The top stories this Wednesday night

Man dies after being hit by an articulated lorry on the M50

A man aged in his late 20s has died after a traffic collision on the M50.

It happened northbound close to Junction 4, Ballymun on Wednesday evening at around 5.30pm.

The man suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by an articulated lorry.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Gardaí are investigating the incident.

SIPTU warn hospital trolley crisis is leading to ambulance delays

SIPTU members in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) have expressed concern over the impact of the trolley crisis on its services.

They say they are experiencing delays in signing patients into emergency departments in hospitals across the country.

Members have reported such delays in more than 15 hospitals.

The hospitals affected include Letterkenny, Waterford, Our Lady of Lourdes in Drogheda and St Vincent's in Dublin.

Irish Vodafone customers are being warned to watch out for this email scam

Irish Vodafone customers are being warned to look out for a new batch of phishing emails.

A message, pretending to be from Vodafone, has been sent to mailboxes around Ireland, it begins:

"Just a quick reminder that you need to pay for your Vodafone service. Pay now to avoid service restriction or suspension."

Footballer Anton Hysen tells us about his experience of coming out as gay

In 2011, Swedish sportsman Anton Hysen became only the second active professional footballer to come out as gay.

The 26-year-old, who is a son of ex-Liverpool and Sweden defender Glenn Hysen and brother to former Swedish international Tobias Hysen, was playing in the fourth division at club side Utsiktens BK at the time and his coming out interview with Offside magazine made global news. In 2012, he went on to win the Swedish version of Strictly Come Dancing.

New organ discovered by Irish professor prompts correction in 'Gray's Anatomy' textbook

A University of Limerick (UL) professor has discovered a new human organ.

The mesentery connects the intestine to the abdomen - and was considered a fragmented structure made up of multiple separate parts for hundreds of years.

But research by Professor J Calvin Coffey found the mesentery is one, continuous structure.