Gardai are appealing for witnesses

Gardai are appealing for information after a Bus Eireann driver was assaulted and robbed in Cork last night.

The No 208 bus pulled into Ashmount at around 11.40pm to allow a passenger to get on board when the man attacked the driver and made off with the day's takings.

The driver managed to drive to the next stop and let passengers off the bus before driving to Mayfield Garda Station.

He was taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment and was later discharged but is understood to be badly shaken.

The attacker's being described as being around 20, of medium build, wearing a green hoodie and "yellow goalkeeper's gloves".

Gardai are appealing for witnesses, particularly the passengers who were on the bus at the time, to contact them.