A 24-hour doughnut shop in Dublin has curtailed its opening hours following noise complaints from people living in the area.

Krispy Kreme in Blanchardstown announced the move following complaints from people living in neighbouring apartment complexes, who said customers were beeping car horns in the early hours of the morning.

In a statement, Krispy Kreme said that the drive-through facility would cease its 24-hour trading from tonight and will open from 6am until 11.30pm.

The company, which opened its first Irish outlet on 26 September, said: "We anticipated a warm welcome for Krispy Kreme in Ireland and have long wanted to open a store here, but the response has been way ahead of our most optimistic expectations."

CEO Richard Cheshire said the company has listened to "our neighbours" and "we're making changes immediately".

The company also said its Traffic Management Action Team would continue to examine late night queuing to minimise the impact on residents.

A local Fine Gael councillor has said that hopefully the worst of the inconveniences that local residents experienced in the last week will not be repeated.

Speaking on RTÉ's News at One, Councillor Ted Leddy said the popularity of the outlet seemed to take everyone by surprise.

Mr Leddy said that when he attended the store for its official opening, there were people in attendance who had been queuing since 4am.

He added that traffic for the store, which is at a junction to the Blandchardstown Shopping Centre, was creating "traffic chaos" nearby.

Mr Leddy welcomed the decision by Krispy Kreme and said hopefully it would alleviate the situation.

Krispy Kreme, which was first established in North Carolina in 1937, now has more than 1,300 stores in 31 countries with its Original Glazed doughnut still the best seller.