Human body parts have been found in a bag in north Dublin.
The alarm was raised shortly before 10 o'clock last night when what are understood to be human limbs were found in a bag outside houses in Coolock.
The grim discovery was made at the junction of Moatview Gardens and Moatview Drive.
The scene remains sealed off this morning to preserve any evidence.
The Dublin City Coroner has been notified, and the services of the state pathologist have been requested.
Officers are believed to be checking missing person files to try to identify the remains.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí.