A UK-based Irishman who was home in Ireland to visit his parents has died after he was struck by a car in Cork city this morning.

The incident happened on the N27 Airport Road between 5am and 5.45am.

The man has been named locally as Martin Lawlor.

He was a 49-year-old psychiatrist who was originally from Tralee, Co Kerry, and had been based in Manchester in the UK.

He was married with three children.

It is understood Mr Lawlor had also been involved in work in Cork and Kerry.

He had been visiting his parents in Tralee and was due to fly home to Manchester later today.

He was making his way, on foot, back to his hotel at Cork Airport from Cork city when the fatal collision occurred.

A post-mortem examination on Mr Lawlor's body has been completed at Cork University Hospital.

The driver involved in the collision, a man in his 60s, was questioned at Togher Garda Station.

He was released this evening without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information or 'dash-cam' footage to contact Togher Garda Station on 021-4947120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.