A motorcyclist has died following a collision near Newport last night.

The collision between a motorbike and tractor occurred at about 8.30 pm at Ardagh, Newport.

The driver of the motorcycle, a man in his 30's, was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body was removed to Mayo University Hospital.

The tractor driver was uninjured.

The N59 road between Newport and Mulranny remains closed in both directions, with local diversions in place.

Gardai are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or may have dashcam footage to contact Newport Gardai at 098 - 41102 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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