Three people have been killed in a traffic accident in Co Donegal.

The accident happened this evening at Ballintra on the main Donegal town to Ballyshannon road.

It is understood that two motorbikes and three cars were involved in the crash and that several people were also injured.

Two other people have also been killed in separate car accidents in Mayo and Galway.

A 22-year-old man died after the car he was travelling in overturned at Hollymount in Co Mayo this morning.

While in Galway city, an 18-year-old man died this afternoon after the car in which he was a passenger struck a wall on the Dublin Road at Renmore Park yesterday.