Gardaí and the Army Explosives Ordnance Disposal team are currently at the scene of an incident at Christchurch in Dublin city centre.
The area is currently cordoned off while the EOD team carries out its work.
Gardaí have said investigations related to the incident are ongoing.
Gardaí, Army bomb disposal team at Christchurch incident (RTÉ)
DUBLIN’S Christchurch Place at the top of Dame Street has been closed off to traffic following an ‘incident’.
Emergency services have rushed to the scene and gardai have secured the area.
AA Roadwatch said: “Christchurch Place is closed for inbound and outbound from its junction with Castle St to its junction with Nicholas St….
AA Roadwatch added:
“Traffic is being diverted down Winetavern St coming from High St and down Werbergh St coming from Dame St.”
Dublin Bus have also posted diversions to the usual bus routes on their site, “due to an incident”.
ROAD BLOCK; Top of Dublin’s Dame Street closed off by Gardai following an ‘incident’ (The Irish Sun)
The attacks in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand were carried out when the mosques were crowded during Friday prayers
Political leaders from across the world have expressed their condemnation at the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand
Forty people were killed and at least 20 suffered serious injuries in “terrorist” shootings targeting the mosques during Friday prayers in the city of Christchurch, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
Police say three men and a woman are in custody in connection with the attacks.
Christchurch shootings: 49 dead in New Zealand mosque attacks (BBC)
At the corner of Cook Street and the R108, near St Audeon’s Park, Dublin 8.
Donal O’Dowd saw a group of people appear to check the pulse of a man lying on the street, while a man next to him was being consoled.
It’s believed the man was homeless but this hasn’t been confirmed.
At around 7.50am, the Dublin Fire Brigade arrived and, soon after, a blanket was placed over the man’s body. An ambulance and gardai then arrived.
A request for information has been lodged with the Garda Press Office.
Update: The man was in his 40s, originally from Poland and was homeless, it has been confirmed by Inner City Helping Homeless (ICCH)
Pics: Donal O’Dowd
Investigation after man found dead on Dublin street (RTÉ)
In a statement, the Garda Press Office said:
Gardai are investigating the sudden death of a male in his 40s who was found on Cook Street, this morning the 6th of November 2018 at 8am. Gardai and emergency services attended the scene. Male was pronounced dead at scene and brought to morgue. Post mortem will be carried out. A file will be prepared for the Coroner’s Court.
Rebecca Fitzpatrick writes:
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Earlier: Green College Green
(Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)