Two people have died in a car crash on New Year's Day.
Gardai in Ardee are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred at approximately 4.30am on January 1.
A man and a woman were in the vehicle which crashed on the southbound lane of the M1 near Milltown, between junctions 15 and 16.
A male driver and his female passenger, both believed to be in their 20s, were pronounced dead at the scene after their car was involved in a collision with a fence.
There were no other occupants in the car and no-one else was injured.
The road remains closed at the scene pending a technical examination. Diversions are in place via the old N1.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Ardee Garda Station on 041-6871130 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111.