A murder investigation is underway after a body was found near Naul in North County Dublin.
The grim discovery was made at around 10.40 this morning in a laneway off the Ballyboughal to Oldtown road.
It’s believed the man was in his 30s and was stabbed to death quite recently.
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Gardaí are investigating if he was killed elsewhere and his body dumped in a ditch.
The scene has been preserved for a forensic examination, and the officer of the State Pathologist and Garda Technical Bureau have been notified.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with information, to contact Balbriggan Garda Station on 01 8020510, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.