Three people have been taken to hospital after a serious crash in Co Laois.
The accident involving two vehicles happened at around 10.10pm last night at Clonkeen, Portlaoise.
Both drivers - an 18-year-old man and a woman in her 60s - were taken to Tullamore Hospital.
An 18-year-old female passenger was taken to Tallaght hospital in a critical condition.
The road remains closed for technical examination and local diversions are in place.