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Rally driver Paul Mulcahy dies after race crash

A rally driver has been killed while taking part in race in the Republic of Ireland.

In a statement, Motorsport Ireland said Paul Mulcahy, from Dungarvan in County Waterford, died as a result of a "tragic accident".

It happened on stage 4 of the Carrick-on-Suir rally on Sunday afternoon.

The statement added that the rally organisers, Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club, have cancelled the remainder of the event as a mark of respect.

"Motorsport Ireland and Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club extend their heartfelt sympathy to Paul's family and friends," the statement said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sad time."

The event was part of the Republic of Ireland's Dunlop National Rally Championship.