A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a school bus near Cloone in Co Leitrim.

The 20-year-old man died in the collision, which occurred on the main Cloone to Fenagh/Ballinamore Road (R705) at 8am.

His body was removed to Sligo University Hospital where a post-mortem examination will take place.

The driver of the bus, a man in his early 60s, was also taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

There were five children on the bus, but none were injured.

Bus Éireann has said it is cooperating with emergency services and gardaí.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses who travelled on the main road from Cloone to Fenagh between 7.15am and 7.45pm and who may have seen the Bus Éireann school bus or the motorcyclist to contact Carrick-on- Shannon Garda Station on 071 9650510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.