Morning top 5: Disruption as Bus Éireann strike; Westminster terrorist; and Daffodil Day

The top stories this Friday morning

Bus Éireann passengers will have to make other travel plans today as an-all out strike is underway.

Buses stopped at midnight after drivers refused to work under the threat of pay cuts.

Bosses at the transport firm are warning they need to plug a multi-million Euro hole in their finances.

But their claim that there's 'no basis' for talks led to unions escalating their action.


Meanwhile Iaranrod Éireann has announced there will be significant disruption to train services because of the bus strike.

There will be limited services on the Intercity trains between Dublin and Cork, Limerick, Galway, Sligo, Waterford.

Routes where there will be no trains today include Cork commuter services, Waterford to Limerick Junction and Limerick to Galway lines.

See a full list of disrupted services here.


More details are emerging about the Westminster terrorist.

Khalid Masood is thought to have been born Adrian Elms in Dartford in Kent in 1964 - later becoming a Muslim convert.

Last night, his attack claimed a fifth fatality, when a 75-year-old man died of his injuries.

One Irish citizen was injured in the attack.


It is hoped divers will be able to gain access to the wreckage of Rescue 116 later today.

It has been over a week since the helicopter crashed into the sea off Blackrock Island. with three members of the Coast Guard team still missing.

The LÉ Samuel Beckett has joined the operation, while several local boats are also offering assistance.


And it is Daffodil Day today.

The Irish Cancer Society will be selling flowers as part of its biggest fundraising effort of the year.

Thousands of volunteers all across the country will take to the streets selling daffodils and silk pins.

While Daffodil Day-themed coffee mornings and other events will be happening in homes, communities and workplaces.