Councillor Willie Crowley dies after he was struck by vehicle in Newbridge

A Kildare councillor has died after he was struck by a vehicle in Newbridge on Tuesday evening.

RTÉ reports that Willie Crowley, 65, was hit by the vehicle as he crossed Eyre Street at the junction of John's Street and James Street.

He was elected to Kildare County Council in May 2014 and had announced his intention to contest the General Election in Kildare South.

A 28-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

He appeared before Naas District Court on Thursday, where he was charged with road traffic offences.

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