A spokesperson said: “Scally Place offers a number of HSE services and also includes a medical practice.
“The building was evacuated as a precaution earlier this afternoon and gardaí led out on the operation. The HSE would like to thank the gardaí for their prompt action and for ensuring the safe evacuation of patients and staff from the building.
“The HSE would like to apologise to all patients who were inconvenienced by the disruption and wish to stress that all affected appointments will be rescheduled as soon as possible.”
The Sunday World have contacted An Garda Síochána for comment.