Two people have died following a road traffic collision involving a bus outside a Cork Harbour town.
The driver of the bus, a male aged in his 50s, died during the incident. His body remains at the scene.
The pedestrian, a male aged in his 60s, was fatally injured during the incident. His body also remains at the scene at this time.
A child was also treated for injuries at the scene just outside Monkstown although their condition has been described as not serious.
The incident occurred near the Bosun pub and restaurant on the Strand Road which runs between Monkstown and Passage West just before 2pm.
Emergency services including gardaí, two units of the Cork City Fire Brigade, one unit from the Cork County Fire Service and National Ambulance Service personnel rushed to the scene.
The Strand Road between Monkstown and the cross-river ferry point at Glenbrook Wharf is expected to remain closed for some time to facilitate a forensic examination by garda road traffic collision investigators.
In a statement, Bus Eireann confirmed that one of its vehicles was involved in the incident.
"The single-deck bus was travelling on Cork city service 216 from Monkstown to Cork University Hospital," a spokesperson said.
"A Bus Éireann team is attending the scene."