Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision on the M8 near Cahir.
Shortly before midnight (Sat 16th July) a loose horse had entered the motorway between northbound between junctions 11 (Cahir South) and Junction 10 (Cahir North) and a vehicle collided with it.
The male driver, late teens sustained serious injuries and was removed to Cork University Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
The motorway is currently closed at this time for forensic collision investigator to conduct an examination of the scene and local diversions are in place.
Any road users who were travelling in the area with camera (including dash cam) footage, is asked to make this available to Gardaí.
Anyone with information can contact Cahir Garda Station at 052 744 5630, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.