Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash which happened this evening in south Kilkenny.

It is understood a number of people were badly injured in a head-on collision.

The crash between the two vehicles happened at about 6.30pm in the Robinstown area of Glenmore, close to the Kilkenny/Wexford border on the main N25 between New Ross and Waterford.

The road is closed to allow a forensic examination to be carried out by garda technical experts and traffic diversions are in place.

It is expected that the road will remain closed overnight.