A man has died in a car accident in Bandon, County Cork.

The single vehicle road collision happened at 12.10pm this afternoon at Oldchapel on the Bandon to Timoleague road.

The victim has been named as Flor Crowley, 42, a brother of Fianna Fáil MEP Brian Crowley.

He had been travelling in a car with his wife and three children at the time, but they were not injured.

Earlier, a 31-year-old woman died in a road crash in Co Offaly.

The crash happened at about 8.40am in Durrow, when the vehicle she was driving struck a tree.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda station on 057-9321305.