A man whose body was found in a Dublin city flat, a week after he died, has been named.
Gardaí upgraded the case to a murder inquiry yesterday, after a post-mortem examination.
The body of 28 year-old Tony Dempsey was discovered in a ground floor flat at Kevin Barry House on Coleraine Street in the north inner city at around 6.20pm on Monday evening.
It's believed his body was left to decompose on the floor for over a week after he suffered a violent assault.
The Irish Independent reports that the flat was being used by drug users who continued to come and go from the property even after the man's death.
The Peter McVerry Trust, that managed the flat, said it's tenant, who was not the victim, had been "struggling to manage the front door" and that others who had no interest in the property had gained entry.
Officers at Bridewell Garda Station are leading the murder investigation. They are appealing to anyone with information to come forward and contact the station on 01 6668200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.