Death of man in Dalkey not being treated as suspicious

The man's body was discovered in the Dublin suburb at around 8.30am on Friday

Death of man in Dalkey not being treated as suspicious

Image: Gail Conway

Updated 21:20

The discovery of man's body in Dalkey in South County Dublin this morning is not being treated as suspicious.

A post-mortem took place this evening on the body of 35-year-old Michael Burke, who was found dead in a laneway off Convent Road at around 8:30am.

Gardai say foul play has been ruled out and a file will now be prepared for the coroner. 

The discovery was made in a laneway off Convent Road at around 8.30am on Friday morning.

A scene is sealed off in Dalkey, Dublin | Image: Gail Conway

The man’s body was removed to the City Morgue where a post-mortem examination was carried out by the State Pathologist.

Gardaí said the results of the post-mortem would determine the course of their investigation.

Locals in the town say they are shocked and saddened by the discovery.

This afternoon, gardaí said they were keeping an open mind at this stage of the investigation:

Gardaí are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Convent Road/ Coliemore Road area between 10pm last night and 2am this morning to contact them. They are particularly appealing for motorists with dash-camera to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dun Laoghaire Garda station on 01 6665000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.