Cyclist (20s) and motorcyclist (40s) killed in road collisions in Dún Laoghaire and Cork

Both people died from injuries following incidents involving trucks

A female cyclist and a male motorcyclist were killed in separate road traffic incidents in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, and Toureenfineen, Co Cork, on Wednesday morning.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a crash at the junction of the Glenageary Road Upper, Mountown Road Lower and Kill Avenue in Dún Laoghaire.

The incident involving a truck and bicycle occurred at about 8am on Wednesday morning, according to a statement from gardaí.

“The cyclist, a woman in her 20s, was taken to St Vincent’s hospital where she later passed away from her injuries,” An Garda Síochána said in a statement.


“The road remains closed at this time and a technical examination of the scene by forensic collision investigators is taking place. Local diversions are in place.”

Separately, a man aged in his 40s died following a road traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a truck in Co Cork.

The incident occurred on Wednesday morning at Toureenfineen, shortly before 8am.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 40s, was fatally injured, gardaí said. No other injuries have been reported.

The man’s body will be removed to Cork University Hospital where a postmortem will take place.

Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have witnessed either of these collisions to contact them.

Road users with camera footage (including dashcam) who were travelling in these areas at the time are asked to make this available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mallow Garda station on 022 31450, Dún Laoghaire Garda station on 01 666 5000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy is a news reporter with The Irish Times

Jade Wilson

Jade Wilson

Jade Wilson is a reporter for The Irish Times