A husband and wife from the UK have died in a two-vehicle crash near Dromkeen in Co Limerick.
The collision between a truck and a car happened on a straight section of the N24 Limerick to Tipperary road at Gortnadromin shortly before 11am.
A man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s who were travelling in the car were both pronounced dead at the scene.
The couple were visiting Ireland from the UK.
Post-mortem examinations are to be carried out at University Hospital Limerick.
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A man in his 40s who was driving the lorry was taken to University Hospital Limerick.
His condition is not thought to be life-threatening.
Emergency services remain at the scene.
The road is closed in both directions and diversions are in place.