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Two men killed in Monaghan crash this morning

Crashes have been reported in Kerry, Wicklow, Mayo and Monaghan this morning.

Updated 09.15am.

TWO MEN HAVE died after two trucks crashed on the N2 between Carrickmacross and Castleblayney this morning.

It happened at around 6am. The men were the sole occupants of the trucks involved.

One of the bodies has been removed from the scene and taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, the other one remains at the scene.

This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by forensic collision investigators and local diversions are in place.

It’s expected that the road will remain closed for the next number of hours.

Icy conditions 

Emergency services are dealing with a number of road traffic collisions this morning, as ice is reported on a number of routes across the country.

Last night Dublin Fire Brigade dealt with a crash on the Malahide Road at the junction of Griffith Avenue, it’s understood that one person was taken to hospital with spinal injuries.

There was also a major crash on the Kilmacud Road on the N11.

Dublin Fire Brigade also helped to deal with a three car crash on the M50 earlier in the day.

AA Roadwatch has reported crashes in Kerry, Mayo, Clare and Monaghan this morning.

While Met Éireann is warning of frost, ice and fog patches.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses of the fatal Monaghan crash to contact Carrickmacross Garda Station on 042-9690190, the Garda confidential telephone line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

For a full update on all traffic, transport and commuting news, check out our commuting liveblog here.

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