An earlier security alert at the Intel plant in Kildare has ended.
Staff at the facility in Leixlip have been told to leave the building after the alarm was raised at around 6.30am this morning.
Gardaí were attending the scene, but have not released any more information, citing operational reasons.
The alert ended shortly after 9am this morning, and the company said employees would be returning to work.
Security alert at our Leixlip campus is now over and employees returning to work - thanks everyone for your patience— Intel Ireland (@Intel_IRL) January 13, 2015
Some media reports suggest a threat was phoned in early this morning, but this has yet to be confirmed by official sources.
So far the army bomb disposal squad has not been deployed to the area. A spokesperson for the Defence forces described the operation as being led by gardaí at this point.
The AA is reporting that traffic around Leixlip village is currently at a standstill and is advising motorists to avoid it if possible.
Dublin Bus is diverting a number of its routes in response to the incident.
Employees due to work today are unable to reach the building and are advised to contact their manager.