Events are being held to mark World Day of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims.

Due to public health restrictions, much of the activity for this year's commemoration takes place online. 

The Road Safety Authority held a special ceremony on its Facebook page this afternoon. It was due to feature a special performance by singer Liam Lawton.

The RSA says over 24,500 people have been killed on Irish roads since records began in 1959. An additional 80,000 have sustained serious injuries over the last 40 years. 

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Remembrance Day initiative. 

Chairperson of the RSA Liz O'Donnell said that as well as remembering those who have lost their lives in traffic collisions, road users should also consider how their actions can contribute to making roads safer for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike. 

Local authority buildings around the country will be illuminated between 7pm and 8pm tonight, as part of the Irish contribution to the global campaign.