A motorcyclist has been seriously injured following a collision with a Garda patrol car this morning.

The incident happened around 5am at the junction of Buckingham Street and Sean McDermott Street in Dublin city centre.

The motorcyclist in his 20s was seriously injured and taken to the Mater Hospital. He was later transferred to Beaumount Hospital.

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is investigating the incident and has appealed for witnesses to contact them on 1890 600 800

"A team of GSOC investigators has attended the scene and an investigation to establish the circumstances of the collision is being undertaken", a GSOC statement said.