A motorcyclist has died in a crash on the N54 at Lismeagh, Smithborough, in Co Monaghan.

The crash between a car and the morotcycle happened last night at around 9pm at Lismeagh, Smithborough.

The 29-year-old male motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was removed to Cavan General Hospital where a post-mortem examination will be carried out this morning. The driver of the car and a passenger were uninjured.

The road is closed to facilitate a forensic collision examination and local diversions are in place.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Gardai in Monaghan on 047-77200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.