Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal road crash on the R154 in Cavan this morning.

The incident happened at 11.15am when a man in his 30s was killed after his motorcycle collided with a tractor.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Cavan General Hospital.

The driver of the tractor was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital with injuries described as not life threatening.

This stretch of road is currently closed pending completion of an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Cavan Garda Station on 049-4368800, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.