A young Irish woman has died in a road accident in Australia.
Local media reports that 26-year-old Mary Ellen Molloy - originally from Ardara in Co Donegal - was a backseat passenger in a car when a tree branch fell onto it at around 9pm on Friday in south Melbourne.
One other passenger is said to have been injured, while two others in the car escaped injury.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said it's aware of the incident and is providing consular assistance to the family.
Repatriation and funeral arrangements have yet to be confirmed.
The Age newspaper reports Ms Molloy had been working as a nurse at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
A statement from the hospital quoted by the paper said they were sending their "deepest sympathies to the nurse's family and friends, who are grieving over this heartbreaking loss".
In a statement posted on Facebook, Ardara GAA said: "We awaken today as a Parish, numbed by the news from Australia of the death of Mary Ellen Molloy in Melbourne yesterday evening.
"Mary Ellen was a beautiful girl with a permanent smile who lit up every room she walked into. Her love for her family was always so evident whenever they were together.
"As a community we have lost yet another shining light."
Meanwhile, St Kevin's GAC Melbourne has set up a GoFundMe campaign to support the families of Mary Ellen and the others involved in the accident.