A man in his 20s has died in a workplace accident at Rosslare Europort.

Irish Ferries has confirmed that there was a serious incident involving a member of the crew on the Isle of Inishmore while freight cargo was being loaded on the ship while in port.

The incident happened at around 7.45am. Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene.

The coroner has been notified and the body of the man remains at the scene. The Health and Safety Authority has been notified.