A body has been discovered in the Slieve Bloom Mountains in Laois.
The body, of a 44-year-old man, was found around 1pm on Tuesday.
The remains were discovered at The Cut in the Clonaslee area of the county.
A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana said: “Gardaí are investigating all circumstances following the discovery of a body at The Cut in the Clonaslee area of Co. Laois at approximately 1pm on Tuesday February 4.
“The body of a 44 year-old man has since been taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise where a post-mortem by the State Pathologist will take place today.
“Enquires are ongoing and the course of investigation will be determined by the outcome of the post-mortem.”
Anybody who was in The Cut area of the Slieve Blooms over the weekend and may be able to assist the Gardaí with their enquiries is asked to contact Gardaí in Portlaoise (057) 8674122 or Tullamore Gardaí (057) 932 7600 or at any Garda Station.