The two men who died in this morning's road crash in Co Waterford were Thomas O'Grady and Robert Lineen, both aged 21 and both from Lismore.

They were back seat passengers in a Honda Civic that collided with a wall on the Tallow Road in Lismore at 1.45am this morning.

Three other young men were travelling in the car - one escaped relatively unharmed physically, while the other two men were treated in Waterford Regional Hospital, but their injuries are not life threatening.

Mr O'Grady was an Air Corps cadet and was due to be presented with his full Military Pilots Wings in March. Mr Lineen was a farmer.

They were friends who had been to school together. Both men had the same date of birth.

Elsewhere, gardaí at Rhode Garda Station are investigating a fatal road traffic collision in which a four-year-old boy died following a collision with a car at Ballinabrackey, Kinnegad, Co Westmeath.

The collision occured at 2.30pm this afternoon. The boy was removed to Mullingar Hospital.

These latest road tragedies bring to 35 the number of people killed in road accidents in the first 28 days of this year.