Update: A man travelling as a passenger in a taxi has died following a car crash in the early hours of Friday morning.
Earlier: A taxi driver and his passenger have been rushed to hospital following a major accident in Dublin's north inner city last night.
The vehicle they were travelling in collided with another car at around 1:40am at the junction of the North Circular Road and Portland Row.
The driver of the other vehicle was not injured, according to Gardaí.
Gardaí had put diversions in place overnight, but the road had since been re-opened.
The injured men have been taken to the Mater Hospital where they are being treated for serious injuries.
A woman on her bicycle and an articulated lorry collided near Ranelagh in Dublin a little after 12 noon today; the cyclist is now in at St James's Hospital with serious leg injuries.
A large Garda presence remained for some time at the scene at Grand Parade Bridge, which was for several hours cornered off and preserved so that a technical and forensic examination could take place. The road has since been reopened to traffic.
It is believed that the 39-year-old woman was conscious when paramedics and the Dublin Fire Brigade arrived to treat her.
Her bike was completely crushed in the incident.
Although her injuries are serious, they are not thought to be life-threatening.
An Garda Síochána this evening told SHEmazing in a statement: "Shortly after midday a female cyclist aged in her late 30s was seriously injured when she was struck by an articulated lorry at the junction of Grand Parade and Ranelagh Road.
"The cyclist was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel and removed by ambulance to St James’s Hospital. Her injuries are understood to be serious."
Thankfully, no one else – including the driver of the lorry – was injured.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Donnybrook Garda Station 01 666 9200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
You can read ten tips for safe cycling in Dublin here.
Just when you thought the traffic problems were dying down, a cow (yes, a COW) is now loose on the M50.
Les Kennedy kindly tweeted a picture of the cow to alert other drivers about the inconvenience on the road between Juction 17 M11 and Junction 5 Bray North.
This comes after a morning of hectic traffic conditions which saw a major collision between a car and a truck. A woman was left fighting for her life following the crash near Juction 7 Lucan.
The woman was taken to Tallaght Hospital for treatment with police saying her condition is still critical.
Then, just three hours later there was another collision between two cars on J6 Blanchardstown, which means commuters faced further delays.
American Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys have cancelled a concert in Oklahoma after their bus was involved in a fatal collision which left one pedestrian dead and the driver "severely shaken up".
The Massachusetts’ band, famed for their contribution to The Departed soundtrack with the anthem ‘I’m Shipping Up To Boston’, were travelling to Dallas airport when the collision took place near Austin, Texas.
The band had performed the previous night in San Antonio, but following the tragic event decided to cancel future gigs. Taking to the internet to confirm the news, the band informed fans that the Oklahoma gig would not be taking place due to damage to the bus and the driver’s current condition.
The band members encouraged disappointed fans to remember the victim of the tragic accident, saying: “As much as it pains us to miss a show and we truly apologise for it, we’d like to stop and acknowledge that a man has lost his life. Please keep him and any family he might have in your prayers."
It has been reporter the deceased ran onto the highway with no warning in what is assumed to have been an act of suicide.
A six-car collision has left actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition, according to breaking reports.
The former Saturday Night Live cast member and 30 Rock star was reportedly riding in a limo bus when the collision occurred.
The collision is also believed to have involved two tractor-trailers and an SUV.
One person was killed and four others hospitalised with injuries, authorities have said.
Such terrible news!