A garda investigation is underway after a serious incident in Co Clare this afternoon.
Emergency services were alarmed this afternoon at 2.30 pm after reports that a woman was being held against her will in a factory on Carrigaholt Road.
It is clear that the man in question was known to her.
Garda units from Kilrush, assisted by the armed regional support unit, responded to the incident and stayed on site.
Gardaí says that the woman is now safe and that their research is in progress.
They appeal to anyone who can help them with their research to contact the Kilrush Garda station.