A motorcyclist has died following a collision in north Dublin last night while the driver of a car was killed in a crash in Skibbereen, Co Cork. Both men were aged in their 20s.

The collision involving a car and a motorcycle happened on the R126 Hearse Road at the junction with Cobbe's lane near Donabate at approximately 9.30pm.

The motorcyclist, who was in his early 20s, was treated by emergency services personnel but was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

His body was taken to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown where a post-mortem examination will be arranged.

A technical examination of the scene was conducted by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and the road at the crash site has since fully re-opened to traffic.

Gardaí in Cork were alerted to a collision around 10.20pm last night involving a car and a 4x4 vehicle on the N71 at Smorane near Skibbereen.

The driver of the car, a man in his mid 20s, was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later.

His body was taken to the mortuary at Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem will be arranged.

The driver of the 4x4, a man in his 40s, was also taken to Cork University Hospital. His injures are not thought to be life threatening.

Local traffic diversions are in place and the coroner has been notified.

Investigating gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed either of these collisions or have dash cam footage to contact them.