Gardaí have opened a murder investigation following the discovery of a man's body.
The man's body was found in a flat at Kevin Barry House on Coleraine Street in Dublin’s north inner city yesterday evening.
Gardaí were called to the flat at around 6:20pm and when they arrived, they discovered the man's body.
Gardaí suspect that the body may have been there for a number of days.
Forensics have arrived at the scene and the body has now been removed. A post-mortem examination is being carried out today.
One woman who lives in the flat complex told Newstalk she only found out what happened when Gardaí began their house-to-house inquiries.
“I found out that someone was dead when the Gardaí knocked on my door,” she said. “It’s very sad; it’s awful. Nobody deserves this.
“I’ve lived here quite a while. It’s an OK place to live; it’s normally quiet”.
Another neighbour said he has been living in the area for 40 years.
“It’s not a great area,” he said. “I’ve been trying to find somewhere else to live for years.
“It’s not nice to wake up to. My heart goes out [to him], even though I didn’t know the person.”
The scene is being preserved for a technical examination by Garda forensic investigators.
Gardaí said the post-mortem will determine the course of their investigation.
Main image: Gardaí.