A man in his early 20s was critically injured in a two-car collision on the Scariff to Ennis Road in Co Clare last night.
The two drivers of the cars were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The accident happened at 5.20pm about 3km from Bodyke village on the Ennis side and gardai have appealed for witnesses. The passenger who was critically injured was taken to University Hospital Limerick.
ONE KILLED AS FORCES OPEN FIRE
Turkish security forces killed one person and wounded 10 when they fired on a group protesting against the construction of a new gendarmerie outpost in Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey, a Kurdish party lawmaker said.
The incident, in the village of Kayacik in Diyarbakir province, appeared to be the most violent in the region since a ceasefire declaration by Kurdish rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan in March in the conflict between his Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Turkish state.
DAD ATTACKS CONSTABLE ART
A fathers-rights group said one of its members attacked a John Constable painting in Britain's National Gallery.
The man (57) was arrested at the gallery after reports of damage to The Hay Wain.
Constable's 1821 rural scene – one of Britain's most famous artworks – was removed for treatment, but the gallery said there was no lasting damage.
The group Fathers 4 Justice said the vandal was Paul Manning, a "desperate dad" who had stuck a picture of his son on the painting.
J-LO AND CO TO JOIN ACADEMY
Jennifer Lopez, Lena Dunham, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lucy Liu have received one of the most exclusive invitations in Hollywood.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that it has invited them, and 272 others, to join its ranks.
Other invitees include Jason Bateman, Rosario Dawson, Machete star Danny Trejo, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and Before Midnight writer-star Julie Delpy.