An investigation is underway after a man's body was discovered at his home in Drumcondra in Dublin.
It happened at St Michael's Road last night.
At around 11pm, gardaí received a call that a number of men were attempting to break into a house.
When officers arrived at the scene, there was nobody present and the body of a 50-year-old man was located in the house.
The body remains at the scene this morning, and the State Pathologist is due to visit the scene later.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Mountjoy Garda Station 01-666-8602, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.