Two die in separate road accidents

A man and a woman have been killed in separate road accidents today in Dublin and Galway.

They were both in their twenties.

At around 9.20am this morning a car and a van crashed at Castlecurragh Road in Blanchardston, Dublin 15.

The two male drivers - who were both in their twenties - were taken to James Connolly Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead and the other man is said to be in a serious condition.

The road was closed for a time and a technical examination was carried out - the road has since re-opened.

Meanwhile, gardaí in Galway are investigating a road crash that claimed the life of a 26-year-old woman.

She died when the car she was a passenger in crashed into another car on the N18 near Oranmore at around 7am this morning.

Three men were also injured in the crash.

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