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Motorcyclist (38) dies in crash with Dublin bus

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a bus in Dublin.

The victim (38) was fatally injured in the crash near the Broadstone garage at Constitution Hill in Phibsboro just before midnight last night.

He had been driving his black Honda motorbike in the direction of Phibsboro when he collided with the bus which was coming the other way and making a right turn into the Dublin Bus garage.

A Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance rushed the victim to the Mater Hospital but he was later pronounced dead.

He was originally from Dunboyne in Co Meath.

The driver of the bus was uninjured but was said to be badly shaken.

The road was closed for a period to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators but re-opened early this morning.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact the Bridewell Garda Station on 01 6668200, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666111, or any Garda Station.

The man's death brings to 152 the numbers killed on Irish roads this year - the same number that had died at the same point in time last year.

The number of motorcyclists who have died on roads this year is 18, with 12 people killed in total this month alone.

Gardai recently launched a new campaign to make Dublin roads safer.

A particular concern is pedestrian deaths, being the single biggest group to die on Dublin roads.

Since 2008, nearly two out of every five fatal road traffic collisions in the capital involved a pedestrian losing their life.