Latest: Gardaí renew witness appeal after man, 30s, dies in Dublin hit-and-run

Update 8.19pm: Gardaí are renewing their appeal for witnesses to a fatal hit-and-run collision in Swords in County Dublin this morning.

They want to speak to anyone who was in the area, and those who may have dash-cam footage.

A male pedestrian was found fatally injured on the Rathbeale Road in Swords between 1am and 2am this morning.

Gardaí believe he was struck by a vehicle which then left the scene.

They're appealing to anybody who was in the area between 10pm last night and 2am this morning to make contact with them at Swords Garda Station.

To date, several witnesses have come forward and assisted Gardaí - and they're particularly interested in any dash-cam footage that may be available to assist the investigation.

Witnesses are asked to contact the Incident Room at Swords Garda Station on 01 6664700, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line at 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Original story (8.04am): Man, 30s, dies following Dublin hit-and-run

Gardaí are investigating a fatal hit-and-run in Dublin.

It took place on Rathbeale Road (R125), Swords, Co. Dublin shortly after 1.30am this morning. The road links Swords and Ashbourne.

A pedestrian, a man believed to be in his 30s, was fatally injured when he was struck by a dark coloured saloon car which failed to remain at the scene.

This car drove off in the direction of Ashbourne.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Swords Garda Station on 01 666 4700.

Local Fianna Fáil Senator, Lorraine-Clifford Lee has called for witnesses to get in touch with local Gardaí.

"This incident is a living nightmare for this young man’s family," said Senator Clifford Lee.

Hit-and-runs are despicable and disgraceful. My heart goes out to his family and friends at this very sad time.

"Gardaí are currently seeking information from witnesses who may have been on the road at the same time as the accident or who may have seen a dark-coloured saloon vehicle leave the scene in the direction of Ashbourne.

"I would implore anyone who has any information to get in touch with Swords Garda Station."

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