Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a serious injury collision in Emyvale, Co Monaghan yesterday.

The collision involving a van and a lorry occurred on the N2 at Lisseagh near Emyvale at around 3.40pm.

The driver of the van, a man in his 40s, was seriously injured and airlifted to Tallaght Hospital, where his condition is understood to be serious.

The driver of the lorry escaped injury.

The stretch of the N2 remains closed and traffic diversions are in place while garda forensic collision investigators complete an examination.

The road is expected to reopen later this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Monaghan Garda Station 047-77200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.