Gardaí arrest two after discovery of elderly man's body in Dublin

Two people have been arrested following the death of a man in south Dublin.

Gardaí are treating the death in Ringsend as "suspicious", and a murder investigation is expected to be launched.

The body of the man (aged 63) was found at a housing complex for senior citizens two days ago.

It was discovered by a friend inside his home at the Cambridge Court complex in the early hours of Monday morning.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and was removed to the city morgue where the state pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy carryied out a post mortem.

Investigating officers are still awaiting the results of that, but early signs suggest his death may be suspicious and they are treating it as such.

The man's home remains sealed off to allow for a technical examination to take place.

Cambridge Court in Ringsend is a sheltered housing complex run by Dublin City Council for senior citizens, and it is believed the man lived there for several years.

Gardaí at Irishtown have already begun an investigation into his death and will decide what shape it takes once the post mortem is complete.

The two arrested are being held at Irishtown garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

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