Three people have died in separate road crashes in three counties.

An 80-year-old woman died in a two-car collision on the northbound section of the M50 motorway in Dublin.

The crash happened near the Red Cow Inn at 10.30pm last night.

The injured woman was taken to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown where she was pronounced dead. 

The man driving the second car was injured, but the extent of his injuries is not yet known.

A 27-year-old woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash in the village of Donoughmore, Co Cork.

The crash happened at 1am and the woman was taken to Cork University Hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to the accidents to contact them.

Elsewhere, a 19-year-old man died as a result of a road crash in Co Down.