A man in his mid-twenties has died in the early hours of this morning (Thursday) after the tractor he was driving struck a ditch, Garda Siochana have confirmed.

It is understood the accident occurred on a minor road near Glanworth in Co Cork. It is understood that the man may have been travelling in a convoy of tractors at the time.

The 25 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardai have confirmed that the Coroner and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have been notified.

It is the second farm related accident in Cork in the last two weeks. An accident in the country last week left a 70-year-old farmer in a serious condition in hospital.

The man, from Carrigadrohig near Macroom was airlifted on Tuesday evening after an accident on his farm.

It is believed that the man and his son were handling cattle when a bull struck the farmer.

It is understood that the man suffered serious conditions. He was airlifted to Cork and then transferred by ambulance to Cork University Hospital at approximately 7pm on Tuesday evening after being treated at the scene.

It is understood the man suffered severe internal injuries.

Prior to last nights incident six people had died on Irish farms this year.