A young boy has been seriously injured after he was hit by a car in Kilkenny.
He was struck by the vehicle last night at around 7:50pm.
Gardai say the incident happened on Station Road in Thomastown.
Emergency services made their way to the scene and brought the boy to St. Luke's Hospital.
He has since been transferred to Temple Street Hospital.
The driver of the car was not injured.
Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have seen what happened to contact them.
Any one who was driving on the Station Road at the time of the incident is being asked to make their dashcam footage available.