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Young man killed in crash between motorcycle and lorry in Kilkenny

A young man has been killed in a crash between his motorcycle and a lorry on the main Kilkenny to Castlecomer road today.

It happened shortly before noon at Clashduff Lower on the N78 just outside Castlecomer – close to the Glanbia Country Life store.

The man – who’s understood to be 30 years old – was pronounced dead at the scene.

That stretch of road had been closed for a number of hours while a Technical Examination took place but reopened shortly after 5pm.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is being asked to contact GardaĆ­ in Kilkenny on 056 7775000.