Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 50s died following a collision near Castleblayney in Co Monaghan today.

The woman was struck by a car at 1.10pm and treated by emergency services personnel at the scene before being taken by air ambulance to St James's Hospital, Dublin, where she was later pronounced dead.

A second pedestrian, a 60-year-old man, was also struck by the car and sustained minor injuries. The occupants of the car were uninjured.

The N2 Dublin/Monaghan Road will remain closed until at least lunchtime tomorrow in both directions between Kinnegan and Castleblayney, according to gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Castleblayney Garda Station on 042-9747900 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.