A male motorcyclist became the fifth person to in road traffic accidents in the past twenty-four hours.

He was fatally injured this evening when he was involved in a collision with a car in Co Louth.

The accident happened at a crossroads at Green Gates on the old Dundalk to Drogheda Road at 8.10pm.

He was removed to Louth County Hospital.

The male driver of the car was seriously injured and is in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

In Kilmeaden near Tramore, Co Waterford, a man in his 50s was fatally injured when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a horse.

His passenger is in Waterford Regional Hospital, seriously injured.

A male cyclist aged 41 was killed when he was involved in a collision with a lorry at the junction of Belgard Road and Embankment Road in Tallaght around 9.30 this morning.

A 32-year-old man was killed in a road accident in Co Wicklow earlier.

The accident happened at around 2am this morning at Deer Park in Bray when the car he was driving crashed into a parked truck.

The man's body was brought to St Colmcille's Hospital in Loughlinstown.

A man in his 50s died in hospital following a road accident in Co Clare last night.

Michael Nagle from Liscannor, Co Clare, was seriously injured when the car he was driving was in collision with a wall at Kilshanny, Ennistymon, just before 9pm.

He was taken to Ennis General Hospital where he died later.

In a separate development, gardaí in Dublin arrested a man after a two-car collision on Townsend Street in the city centre last night which left five people injured.

The five, two females from one car and two males and one female youth from the other car, were taken to St James's Hospital after the accident, which occurred at around 9.30pm.