The body remains at the scene near Ballyboughal in North County Dublin
Gardaí have launched a murder investigation after a man was discovered stabbed to death in Dublin this morning.
Investigators believe the man - who was in his 30s - may have been stabbed quite recently.
The remains were discovered at approximately 10:40am this morning about a kilometre outside of Ballyboughal on the road to Oldtown in North County Dublin.
Gardai are investigating if he was killed elsewhere and his body dumped in a ditch.
Superintendent Noel Carolan is appealing for information:
"Well we are not entirely sure as to his identity yet," he said.
"Which is why earlier I was speaking of the need for people who might have someone who failed to return last night or failed to come up this morning for work or otherwise is known to have been missing from the area.
"We don't have any reports of anybody in our area or locality here who has been missing that might actually be the person who we found here."
A blue tent has been erected over the scene and the body remains in place.
The Deputy State Pathologist, Dr Michael Curtis, has arrived to carry out a preliminary post mortem examination.
The Garda Technical Bureau is also due at the scene which has been preserved for examination.
Anyone with any information regarding the discovery is asked to contact Balbriggan Garda Station on 01 8020510, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.