A man in his 80s has died following a head-on collision on the N25 Cork to Midleton road.

It is understood two cars collided on the fast lane of the dual carriageway between Little Island and Cobh junction.

Gardaí say initial investigations suggest a wine-coloured Seat Ibiza drove in the wrong direction on the N25 and collided with a red Subaru Imprenza.

The driver of the Seat was killed, while the 32-year-old driver of the Subaru received non life-threatening injuries.