Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has been transferred from Portiuncula Hospital to Galway University Hospital for diagnostic tests after being struck by a car while out cycling yesterday.

It is expected he will be discharged tomorrow morning.

The incident happened as Mr Naughten was cycling near Roscommon town with his wife.

The minister was detained in the hospital overnight for observation.

Ms Naughten was not injured in the incident, which gardaí are investigating.