09.45 – The victim, a married father-of-two, has been named as Des Butler from Caherdavin in Limerick.
20.55 – The northbound off ramp at junction 7 has now reopened following the earlier fatal collision.
Earlier: A 50-year-old cyclist has died following a road traffic collision on the N18 near Bunratty this afternoon.
The incident occurred at around 11.45am on the N18 dual-carriageway at the turn-off for Shannon and Sixmilebridge.
Emergency services responded to the scene to find the man critically injured on the road.
A campervan, believed to have collided with the man, stopped in the hard-shoulder a short distance away.
An ambulance and advanced paramedic rapid response vehicle (RRV) attended the scene while four units of the fire brigade from nearby Shannon also responded.
The off-ramp has been closed and traffic diverted away from the area until a forensic examination of the scene is completed.
CLARE: The off-ramp from the N18 Clare/Galway Rd NB at J7 Sixmilebridge is closed due to a crash. Use another exit. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8
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The injured man was rushed to University Hospital Limerick in a critical condition but was later pronounced dead.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Shannon Garda Station on 061 365900, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.