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Gardai treating death of man found in container as ‘personal tragedy’

Pending the outcome of the post-mortem examination, gardai are treating the case as a personal tragedy.

Forensic officers at the scene in the Balbutcher Lane area of Ballymun in north Dublin after a body was found in a container (Niall Carson/PA)
Forensic officers at the scene in the Balbutcher Lane area of Ballymun in north Dublin after a body was found in a container (Niall Carson/PA)

By Cate McCurry and Aine McMahon, PA

Gardai investigating the discovery of a man’s body in a container in north Dublin are now treating the death as a “personal tragedy”.

The discovery was made shortly before 11am at the Balbutcher Lane area of Ballymun on Monday.

In a statement, gardai said: “He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has since been removed to the Dublin City Morgue where a post-mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow.

“Pending the outcome of the post-mortem, an Garda Siochana are treating this case as a personal tragedy at this time.

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Gardai at the scene (Niall Carson/PA)

“Investigations are ongoing.”

It comes after a man in his twenties was shot dead in Clonshaugh, Dublin, on Sunday.

Gardai confirmed the two incidents are not linked.

Local Fianna Fail councillor Keith Connolly said the community in Ballymun is shocked at news of the discovery of the man’s body.

“We don’t know the circumstances of the death yet or if it is linked to the gangland-style killing in Clonshaugh last night but these are two very serious incidents to have happened on the northside of Dublin in the past 24 hours less than 5km apart,” he said.

Mr Connolly called for more Garda resources to deal with violent incidents.

“We have seen more gardai being sent to Drogheda to deal with a criminal feud there so we need the same for north Dublin to prevent a further escalation to these incidents,” he said.

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