Gardaí are investigating the discovery of the body of a man in Straboe outside Portlaoise on Tuesday morning.
At 8.55am on Tuesday, Gardaí received a call from forestry workers reporting the discovery at a wooded area at Straboe which is between Portlaoise and Mountmellick near Eyne.
Gardaí believe that the remains are that of a missing man in his late 20 or early 30s, who has been missing since early 2018.
Gardaí have been in contact with the family of the man.
Positive identification will not be possible until the results of DNA tests are returned.
The wooded area remains sealed off.
More to follow …