Pictures from the scene as gardai probe discovery of man's body

Gardai at the scene
Gardai at the scene

GARDAI are investigating after a body was discovered earlier today.

The grim discovery was made this morning in north Dublin at approximately 10.40am.

The man's remains were discovered in a laneway off the Ballyboughal to Oldtown Road (R129), approximately a kilometre outside Ballyboughal.

It is understood the body was found in or near a ditch.

It is not yet known if the death is being treated as suspicious.


Gardaí believe the victim is aged in his 30s and may have been dead for some time.

Detectives are investigating if he is a foreign national.

There is some evidence to suggest that the man had been there for lengthy period of time.

The state pathologist is on route to the scene and the Garda Technical Bureau has been notified.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses or to anyone with information to contact Balbriggan Garda Station on 01 8020510, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.