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.