A person has been struck by a train and fatally injured between Ballybrophy and Portlaoise.
Irish Rail said emergency services are on the scene of a “fatal incident” on the rail line to Heuston Station.
An Irish Rail spokesperson said a person was struck around 9.30am by the 8.30am train from Heuston to Tralee.
There is a “major disruption” on the rail line between Ballybrophy and Portlaoise, and the line is closed until further notice.
The spokesperson said there will be disruptions to services between Heuston, Cork, Limerick and Kerry.
“We are waiting at the Gardaí to give us permission to open the line, but I don't have an indication of when that will be,” they said.
Major disruption to services.
Emergency services are attending a fatal incident on the line between Ballybrophy and Portlaoise.
The line is closed between Ballybrophy and Portlaoise.
The line will remain closed until further notice. Update to follow. -CL https://t.co/LSR2LTiYV9
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) July 9, 2023
Irish Rail is currently trying to source buses for passengers at Thurles and Portlaoise, but “efforts are proving difficult”.
“It's a busy day and there's a lot of other events on around the country,” they said.
Many people are travelling from Clare for the All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final today, and have been advised to find alternative transport.