Government minister hospitalised after being hit by car while cycling
A Government minister is being treated in hospital after being struck by a car while cycling.
Communications Minister Denis Naughten was cycling along side his wife Mary just outside Roscommon town today when he was hit from behind.
Mr Naughten, an Independent TD, was immediately brought to Portiuncula Hospital for treatment.
His injuries are not believed to be serious, according to his spokeswoman.
Mr Naughten is a keen cyclist. Doctors are understood to be examining whether he has suffered a back injury as a result of the collision.
Gardaí in Roscommon are investigating the collision.