The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has been notified after a man who had come to the attention of gardaí died after an incident in Co Offaly this evening.

Shortly after 4pm, gardaí were called to the scene of a disturbance at a premises off Patrick Street in Tullamore.

Gardaí said that in the course of dealing with the incident, urgent medical assistance was requested by them for a man aged in his late 40s.

The man was treated at the scene and taken by ambulance to the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, where he was later pronounced dead.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place.