Gardaí are investigating following the discovery of a suspect device at the District Court in Caherciveen this morning.
Personnel from the Emergency Ordnance Disposal unit are due to arrive at the scene shortly.
The road near the courthouse remains closed and traffic diversions are in place.
From the scene in Caherciveen, Joe McGill reports:
The Kerry County Council Area Office in Caherciveen is temporarily closed as a result of the incident.
The Council is asking anyone with business with the Council to call their offices in Tralee if their business is urgent.
The council can be contacted in Tralee on 066 7183500.
As a result of the incident, the local branch of the Kerry Library in Caherciveen is also closed as is the Citizens Information Centre