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According to the Gardaí, a man, believed to be in his 20s, has died after being struck by two cars in Co. Louth.

It is understood that the incident occurred at approximately 03.15 this morning on the Old Newry Road in Dundalk.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities while neither driver sustained injury.

Gardaí have closed the road to allow for an examination to be conducted by the Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.



A third person has died as a result of today's extreme weather conditions.

According to emerging reports, a man has been killed in Co Louth after the car he was travelling in was struck by a falling tree.

It is understood that the incident occurred at approximately 2.45pm in Ravensdale, near Dundalk.

The news comes following the death of a woman in Co Waterford and a man in Co Tipperary earlier today.

Authorities are urging the public to exercise extreme caution today, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reminding the nation that danger will still exist even after the storm passes.




According to reports this morning, three women have lost their lives following a crash in Co Louth in the early hours of this morning.

It is understood that a collision occurred between three vehicles near Ardee resulting in the death of a 37-year-old, 39-year-old and 67-year-old.

Reports suggest the three women, who are believed to be a mother and her two daughters, were travelling home from Dublin Airport when the incident occurred.

It has been established that two men, who were travelling in the second car, were seriously injured in the incident, and were subsequently removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

Reports confirm that the occupants of the third car were unharmed.

Divisions have been put in place between Ardee and Aclint Bridge as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators conduct an examination of the area.

Gardaí have requested for anyone with information pertaining to this morning's tragic incident to come forward.

Members of the public have been advised that they can contact Ardee Garda Station 041 6871130, The Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.



A member of the gardaí has been shot dead in Co Louth this evening.

The gunman is also dead, while a woman has been taken to hospital in a serious condition with gun-shot wounds.

An Garda Síochána is treating the case as one of murder-suicide. 

The dead garda is in his late 30s and is the father of three young children under the age of eight.

RTE reports that he left Omeath Garda Station this evening and called to a house on the Cooley Peninsula near Carlingford to deal with a domestic dispute. 

He entered the property and was confronted by a man yielding a handgun. Journal.ie describes the shooter as "a well-known dissident Republican".

The area has been sealed off and the State Pathologist has now been notified. 

A garda spokesman said shortly after the shooting: "Several people have been injured after an incident including a member of an Garda Siochana."

The spokesman later confirmed that the on-duty garda had died, along with one other person.

The shooting happened only a few kilometres from the location where Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, 41, was shot and killed on January 25, 2013.

No one has ever been charged with his killing; he was the first officer to be shot dead in the line of duty since the 1996 death of father-of-five, Jerry McCabe.

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