6-year-old boy dies in County Kilkenny after road collision

A 6-year-old boy pedestrian has died after a collision with a car in County Kilkenny.

The incident happened at Lintown Grove, on the outskirts of Kilkenny city, at about 18:30 BST.

The boy was taken to St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny, where he was pronounced dead. A post-mortem is due to take place on Friday.

The driver of the car, a female in her 40s, was uninjured.

Irish police have launched an investigation and appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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