A man has died after falling alomost 50ft from a cliff at Howth Head in Dublin. The incident happened at around 3pm yesterday afternoon.

The emergency services were alerted by a tourist who was walking on the cliffs at the time.

Howth Coast Guard Patrol Boat was on the water nearby at the time and attended the search as did the Coast Guard Heights Rescue Unit and a Coast Guard helicopter.

The man was located on the cliff but he had already died.

The body was winched from the scene by the Coast Guard helicopter and removed to Tallaght Hospital.