A 45-year-old man has died in a crash in Co Laois.

The man's motorcycle hit the crash barriers on the M7 at Knockaroo, Borris-in-Ossory, at about 6.40am.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem will take place at the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise tomorrow.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057-8674100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.