Overhead cables on the M50's Northbound toll bridge have been cut according to the Irish Independent, forcing the Dublin motorway to be closed for a time and reportedly causing over €100,000 worth of damage.
The incident is understood to have happened yesterday evening at about 9:30pm.
A man cut a number of wires on the bridge, shutting down the tag-reader software and thus allowing motorists to pass through “toll free.”
M50 N'bound has closed at J7 due to an incident. Emergency services on scene. Please follow diversions. #m50safety
— M50 Dublin (@M50Dublin) June 16, 2017
It's also being reported that a video of the wires being cut was posted on social media.
The M50 reopened shortly after following negotiations.
A man is due to appear in court later today in connection with the incident.