A man has died following an accident on a farm in Abbeayfeale, Co Limerick yesterday. 

The man, who was in his 40s, was seriously injured when a farm shed collapsed while construction work was being carried out.

The alarm was raised at around 7.30pm and emergency services and gardaí attended the scene.

However the man was pronounced dead a short time later.

The man's body has been moved to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem will be carried out.

The scene of the incident is being examined and the Health and Safety Authority has been notified.