Emergency services are dealing with a fire at a hotel in Ballymun.
Eight units of Dublin Fire Brigade were called in to deal with the blaze at the Metro Hotel.
8 fire engines, advanced paramedics & other specialist appliances are now attending the fire in #Ballymun. Severe traffic delays, please avoid the area to enable us to access the fireground #Dublin #fire pic.twitter.com/XLoS7lOD2L
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) March 21, 2018
The high-rise building also contains a number of apartments.
The Inner City Helping Homeless has confirmed no homeless families are currently accommodated in the hotel.
— Anthony Flynn (@AnthonyICHH) March 21, 2018
MEP Lynn Boylan says she believes "everyone is out of Metro Hotel and accounted for."
I believe everyone is out of Metro Hotel and accounted for. Really hope so. pic.twitter.com/g18N0EkeOV
— Lynn Boylan MEP (@LNBDublin) March 21, 2018
Local councillor Noeleen Reilly lives nearby and has been watching the incident unfold.
"I am concerned about one of the floors in that it still seems to be spreading.
"I'm looking at it out the window here and it looks to be spreading pretty substantially.
"I have been advised, but I don't have it confirmed yet, that everyone was evacuated - and I hope that's the case".