It comes after a suspected arson attack in Swords

Protesters have left KBC Ireland's head office after staging an occupation earlier this afternoon.

About a dozen protesters took over the lobby of the building just before 2.00pm today.

Meanwhile an investigation into an arson attack on a branch of the bank in north Dublin is underway.

The building on Main Street in Swords was left badly damaged by the incident.

A branch of KBC Bank on the Main Street in Swords | Image: Sam Boal/

It happened at around 5.00am this morning - but nobody was injured.

Gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade found a window had been broken with a rock, and an accelerant used to set the fire.

It's the second such attack on a KBC property this week, after a fire was started at the bank's headquarters on Thursday night.