A motorcyclist in his 30s has died after his bike crashed into a pole in Dublin this afternoon.

The accident occurred around 3pm on Dunsink Park, Finglas in Dublin.

The man was seriously injured and taken to James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown where he later passed away.

The road is currently closed for a garda technical examination and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact them at Finglas Garda Station on 01-6667500, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.