Gardai in Mitchelstown have launched an investigation into the discovery of a man's body in the early hours of this morning.
The body was found at the side of the road on the Mitchelstown by-pass on the main Cork to Dublin road at around 4 o'clock this morning.
The body has been removed to Cork University Hospital for a post mortem examination.
Gardai have appealed for people who may have travelled the route between 3.30 and 4.30 this morning, and who may have seen anything suspicious to contact them.
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