Two people have died in separate road crashes in Mayo and Kilkenny.

A woman has died following a road crash in Co Kilkenny.

The collision between the car and a truck happened at around 5.20pm on the N9 close at Paulstown.

The driver of the car died was in her early 20's and a male passenger in the car received minor injuries and was taken to St Luke's General Hospital Kilkenny.

The driver of the truck is not injured.

Earlier, a man died and a woman has been injured in a road crash near Claremorris in Co Mayo.

Peter Meenan, 61, from Ballyhaunis in Co Mayo died when the car he was driving was involved in a collision with a van at Coilmore on the main Claremorris to Ballyhaunis road.

He was pronounced dead at the scene; the woman has been taken to Mayo General Hospital.

The crash occurred shortly before 3pm.

Gardaí in Claremorris are appealing for witnesses to the crash to contact them.