A soldier has died after a fall from a height in McKee Barracks, Dublin.

The soldier has been named as Private Patrick (Paddy) Conlon, 32, based in the 28th Infantry Battalion, Co Donegal with an address at Coolaney, Co Sligo.

The incident happened at about 1am and Mr Conlon was pronounced dead in the Mater Hospital at 2.10am.

Investigations by the military police and gardaí have been launched.

Gardaí are treating the death as an accident and a file will be prepared for the coroner.