A man in his 60s died after getting into difficulty while swimming at Tramore beach in Co Waterford yesterday evening.

Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene at around 5.30pm.

The man was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

A post-mortem examination was expected to take place.

The death brings to seven the number of people who drowned on the island of Ireland in the last week.