Two fisherman are in a critical condition in hospital and third man is missing after a boating accident on Lough Ree near Athlone.

The three men were part of a group of six from an angling club in Armagh who got into difficulty when their boat capsized in windy conditions.

It is understood the vessel got into difficulties just north of Hodson Bay.

The RNLI and the Air Corps were involved in the search for the missing man, which will resume in the morning.