A 27-year-old man has been killed in a road crash in Youghal in Co Cork.

The man died after the car he was driving left the road and hit a ditch between 12.30am and 3.20am this morning.

His body has been removed to Cork University Hospital.

The road is closed for a forensic examination and diversions are in place.

Witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Youghal Garda Station.

Elsewhere, a woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the M1 motorway near Portadown in Co Armagh this morning.