VISA cards are failing across the country with payments on debit and credit cards not being processed.

Customers have reported being left without access to systems across Ireland and the UK

Card payments network Visa has experienced a widespread outage with many customers unable to make contactless payments.

A statement from VISA has said:

Visa is currently experiencing a service disruption. This incident is preventing some Visa transactions in Europe from being processed. We are investigating the cause and working as quickly as possible to resolve the situation.Payment Sense