A woman in her 40s has been killed in a crash in the Midlands.
The two-car crash occurred at around 10pm on Friday night on the N80 close to Ballickmoyler in Laois.
Gardai and ambulance personnel attended the scene. The female driver of one of the cars was confirmed to have sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.
A man in his 40s who was the driver of the second car was transferred to Tullamore Hospital with serious injuries.
The N80 will be closed between Ballickmoyler and the townland of Coolhenry until late on Saturday morning to allow Gardai carry out their investigstions.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station 057-8674100, the Garda Confidential Line or any Garda Station.