A man in his 30s has died following a three-car collision in Co Monaghan this afternoon.

The collision occurred on the N2 Dublin to Derry Road, between Monaghan town and Emyvale, at around 12.20pm.

Two women in one of the other cars involved were seriously injured and are being treated at Cavan General Hospital.

A man in the third car was uninjured.

The road has been closed and diversions are in place.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact Monaghan Garda Station on 047-77200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.