Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

Good afternoon. Here’s all the news you need to know this lunchtime.

Your Wednesday lunchtime catch-up

TOP STORIES

The driver of a bus that crashed into a field in Co Waterford last night with 29 people on board, has died. It happened on the N25 at Grange in Ardmore at around 10.10pm last night.

The Environment Minister Alan Kelly has said the housing crisis in Ireland is the single biggest issue facing the country. This comes as the government announced 500 new modular houses for homeless people in Dublin - with 22 of them being made available by December.

The National Bus and Rail Workers Union have said there was no appreciable or significant progress at talks with Irish Rail management overnight. Negotiations to try and avert industrial action on Friday adjourned shortly before 5am with no agreement.

The Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan has hit out at the Fianna Fáil leaders description of the border region as a "twilight zone". Micheál Martin used the term in the Dáil yesterday in the wake of a report for the British Government on paramilitary activity.

The former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said Sinn Féin will suffer the most if they don’t distance themselves from the IRA. Meanwhile Gerry Adams has told the Dáil his party is not run by the IRA Army Council.

WORLD

Four boats carrying migrants have landed at the RAF air base at Akrotiri in Cyprus, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. It is believed to be the first time during the current migrant crisis in the Mediterranean that migrants have made landfall on UK sovereign territory.

Lego has said it will run out of bricks by Christmas. Factories are running at maximum capacity but may not be able to make enough plastic bricks to keep up with demand from toy stores across Europe. It is not clear which countries will be affected.

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