Investigations are underway after a man in his 40s was shot dead in Dublin.
The incident happened in Ballymun on the northside of the city last night.
Just after 11pm last night a 45 year old man was shot at a house in Popintree Crescent, in Ballymun in Dublin.
He was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel but was pronounced dead a short time later.
The scene has been cordoned off and is currently preserved for forensic and technical examination.
Popintree Park is also currently sealed off as part of the investigation.
The body of the man remains at the scene and the State Pathologist has been notified.
An incident room has been established at Ballymun Garda Station.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardai at Ballymun or the Garda Confidential line.
The investigation is ongoing.