A bridge in Kilkenny City has been closed over fears of a gas leak.
The leak has forced the evacuation of Kilkenny County Council offices, which have since re-opened.
People are advised to avoid St. Francis Bridge until the situation has been dealt with.
A statement from gas Networks Ireland to Beat news says they were requested to attend an incident adjacent to St Francis Bridge, also known as New Bridge in response to a report of third party damage to a gas main.
A fitter has assessed the site, but it's not yet known when it will re-open.