A man in his 20s has died after crashing his motorcycle in Co Offaly this morning.

The incident happened n the R401 near Edenderry shortly after 10am when the motorcycle left the road.

The motorcylist was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards.

His body has been taken to the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore for a post-mortem examination.

The coroner has been notified and the road has been closed for a forensic examination. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to contact them at Tullamore Garda Station on 057-9327600 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.