A woman in her early 20s has died after the car she was driving collided with a minibus in Co Carlow this morning.
The accident happened at Orchard in Leighlinbridge, on the main Waterford to Carlow road, at around 2.15am.
The woman died at the scene and gardaí are withholding her name until all next of kin are informed.
Eight others were also hurt in the crash and were taken to hospital in Kilkenny with minor injuries.
Seven were travelling on the minibus, while the eighth was a passenger in the car.