The driver of a bus that left the main Dungarvan to Youghal road in Co Waterford last night has died in hospital.

The bus, which was carrying 29 passengers, believed to be schoolgirls coming from a sporting event, went off the road at around 10.10pm.

The driver was taken to Cork University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead in the early hours of this morning.

There was no other vehicle involved in the incident and the passengers on the bus were uninjured.

Gardaí are asking any witnesses to contact Dungarvan Garda Station on 058-48600, the Garda Confidential telephone line 1800-66111 or any garda station.