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Link road to motorway closed in Kilkenny following fatal crash

A 32 year old man has died following a serious crash at on the link road to the M9 motorway in Kilkenny.

It happened at Templemartin at about 8.45pm on Sunday night and involved a motorbike and a car.

The male motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene while the occupants of the car were taken to hospital – their injuries are not life-threatening.

As a result of the crash Junction 8 Kilkenny city has been closed to all traffic – north and southbound.

GardaĆ­ say any traffic for Kilkenny should exit at Junction 7 Paulstown or Junction 9 Danesfort.

The link road is also closed at roundabout on Hebron Road on the Ring Road in Kilkenny City.

A team of investigators are due in the next hour to examine the scene and the road is likely to remain closed for a few hours yet.