A cyclist, aged in his 80s, has died after he was struck by a car on the Dublin Road in Clane this afternoon.

The crash occurred at around 2pm.

The man’s body was removed to Naas General Hospital where a post mortem examination is due to take place.

The driver of the car, who is in his mid-20s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Naas Garda Station.

He has since been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecution.

The road was closed for a forensic examination but has since reopened.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact them at Naas Garda Station on 045-884300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any Garda station.