A man in his 20s has been killed in a road crash in Co Kildare.

The crash, in which a garda car was involved, happened on the Naas to Newbridge road at 3.20am.

The man was taken to Naas General Hospital, but he died a short time later.

The road was closed for a technical examination for a time.

Gardaí have said the crash has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

Elsewhere, a man has been injured in a collision on the M1 in Co Louth.

Two cars collided on the motorway south of Monasterboice at around 8.30am.

One of the cars overturned and the driver was taken to hospital. His injuries are not thought to be serious.