Gardai are continuing to search an area of waste ground in south Dublin following the discovery of partial human skeletal remains.
A Garda spokesman said the remains were discovered on Thursday evening during works on common ground at Lissenfield in Rathmines and were reported to Gardai.
A forensic anthropologist visited the site and is continuing to conduct examinations along with members of the Garda Technical Bureau.
The scene has been preserved for examinations to continue on Saturday.
A post-mortem examination will also be carried out to try to establish the cause of death to determine the course of the investigation.