An Iberian Airlines plane has undergone an emergency evacuation at Dublin airport.

The evacuation took place at around 8pm, immediately after the inward bound plane, with 97 passengers and six crew on board, had landed. 

The alert began as the Airbus A320 from Barcelona was preparing to land.

It became apparent that there was a fire on one of its power units.

The aircraft landed safely and fire engines were deployed around the plane causing the airport to be closed for a short time.

It re-opened at around 8.30pm.

All passengers and crew were safely taken from the plane to be debriefed by airport staff.

An investigation into the incident is underway.