A man has died in a domestic fire in Mayo overnight.

The victim, who was in his 40s, had been living in an apartment at a premises on Castle Street, Castlebar, known as the old Erris Hotel.

Neighbours raised the alarm at around 2am, and the fire service managed to prevent the blaze from taking hold in the rest of the building.

The victim's remains have been removed to Mayo University Hospital where a post mortem examination will be carried out.