Gardaí are investigating.

Gardaí in Waterford have launched an investigation following the discovery of eight migrants on a ship today. The cargo ship arrived at Bellview Port this afternoon.

Crew on board the ship, that was travelling from France to Ireland, discovered the eight men hiding in bulk cargo. All the men are believed to be adults from Eastern Europe, and are said to be in good medical condition.

Immigration Officers are currently dealing with the males and they will be processed under the immigration law.

An Garda Síochána continue to investigate all the circumstances surrounding this incident.