An AIB branch in Cork literally has egg on its face after it was hit by a man in a suit.

AIB has said it does not know the identity of the man who threw dozens of eggs at its regional offices and branch on the South Mall in Cork city around 11.30 today.

The well-dressed man stood on the street and brought traffic to a halt for a number of minutes as he threw eggs from a cardboard box at the building.

He disappeared shortly afterwards, leaving the empty box behind him.

An AIB spokeswoman confirmed the incident, but said the man did not come into the building.

The spokeswoman said AIB did not know who the man was or why he threw the eggs at the building.

She said the bank would not be making a complaint to the gardaí.