• A motorcyclist in his 40s has died following a crash outside Ballyhaunis yesterday afternoon.

    The motorcycle collided with a car on the N83 at Johnstown, between Ballyhaunis and Cloonfad at about 3.30 yesterday afternoon.

    He was airlifted to Galway University Hospital in a critical condition but since passed away.

    A technical examination of the scene was carried out and the road was closed to traffic for some hours, but re-opened again last night.

    GardaĆ­ are appealing for anyone with information who may have witnessed the collision to contact them.