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Gardai attended a house in the Ballastown area and discovered the deceased, a polish national in his 50s, in the bedroom on Wednesday.

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Member of Garda Siochana. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Member of Garda Siochana. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Member of Garda Siochana. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Gardai are investigating the unexplained circumstances surrounding the death of a man after his body was discovered in a house in Co Dublin.

Gardai attended a house in the Ballastown area and discovered the deceased, a polish national in his 50s, in the bedroom on Wednesday.

The body was transported to Dublin City Morgue where a post-mortem took place yesterday.

Details of the post mortem results are not being released for operational reasons.

The scene continues to be preserved and examinations are ongoing by the Garda Technical Bureau and Divisional Scenes of Crime personnel.

An incident room has been established at Balbriggan Garda station and a Senior Investigating Officer has been appointed.

A garda spokesperson said CCTV enquiries are ongoing and a number of witness statements have already been taken.

"The last known movements of the deceased are on the evening of Monday 1st March 2021. A family liaison officer has been appointed to establish contact and liaise with the family of the deceased male," gardai said.

An investigation into "unexplained circumstances" of the death is ongoing.

"An Garda Síochána are looking to speak with any person with any information in relation to this ongoing investigation.

"Gardai at Balbriggan Garda Station are appealing for motorists with dashcam footage who were in or around the area of Ballastown, Lusk, Co. Dublin between Monday 1st March and 5pm Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

"Of particular interest to Gardai is the sighting of a male pedestrian on the Skerries Road, Commons Lane or Hill Lane, Lusk between the hours of 6pm and 8pm on the 1st March 2021. This male was wearing navy blue track suit bottoms and a black zip up bomber jacket and was carrying a distinctive ‘Lidl Deluxe’ shopping bag (black with white writing).

"Any person with any information is asked to contact Balbriggan Garda Station 01-6664500 , the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station."


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