Two men have died in separate road crashes in counties Waterford and Galway.

One man died following a crash on the Tramore Ring Road in Waterford earlier today.

The man was one of two seriously injured in the head-on collision at around 5pm between a van and a car.

The man, a retired member of An Garda Síochána, had been living in Tramore.

The other man remains in a critical condition at Waterford Regional Hospital.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

In a separate incident, a cyclist was killed after a crash in Co Galway.

The 61-year-old man died as a result of injuries sustained when his bike collided with a car at 5.45pm in Ballygar, on the Roscommon to Galway road. No one else was injured in the incident.

Witnesses are asked to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090-9631890 or any Garda Station.