A man in his 50s has died after falling into the water at Dublin Port.

Gardaí said the man slipped and fell into the water while trying to access the pier from a boat in the port at about 4.40am this morning.

He was taken to the Mater Hospital in Dublin where he was pronounced dead at about 6am.

The Health and Safety Authority has been notified and a file will be prepared for the coroner.