A section of the M7 near Birdhill has been closed this afternoon following a serious multi-vehicle collision.
The M7 Dublin/Limerick Rd closed at J27 Birdhill following a serious collision shortly before 2.30pm.
Traffic is being diverted off the motorway at J26 Nenagh West. Motorists are being asked to avoid this route until further notice.
Gardai, paramedics from the National Ambulance Service and crews from Newport, Nenagh and Killaloe fire stations are all in attendance.
More to follow.