A woman has died following a two-car collision in Co Laois.

The incident happened at Ballickmoyler on the N80 between Carlow and Portlaoise at around 10pm last night.

The 48-year-old woman died after the car she was driving was involved in a collision with another car.

A man in his 40s who was driving the other car was seriously injured and has been taken to Tullamore General Hospital.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact them at Portlaoise Garda Station on 057-8674100, the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station..