It has been reported that the victim of the single vehicle crash today in Silvermines was the mother of Pogues singer, Shane MacGowan.
Therese MacGowan died today when the car she was driving struck a wall in Co Tipperary.
The mother, who is aged in her 80s, was the only occupant of the car. Her death is the first Irish road death of 2017.
Gardai in Nenagh are investigating. The incident happened in Ballintogher, Nenagh, Co Tipperary at 3pm today.
Therese and her husband lived in the village of Silvermines, Co Tipperary.
Locals in the area were left reeling at the death this evening.
Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Nenagh Garda Station on 067-50450, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.