THE man found dead by gardai in Tallaght last night after suffering multiple injuries including gun shot wounds has been named locally as Michael Devoy, a convicted criminal from Ballymun.
Garda detectives on a routine patrol made the discovery while two men were in the act of disposing of Mr Devoy’s body on Foxhill Road in south county Dublin late last night.
Gardai attempted to pursue the men who fled the scene in a silver hatchback and managed to escape.
Gardai only discovered the body when they returned to the scene at the quiet country lane.
Mr Devoy suffered gun shot wounds to the head and neck and other injuries to his upper body. He had been wearing a bullet proof vest when the discovery was made and gardai say he had feared for his life.
In 2006 a court heard that Mr Devoy, who had an address at Balbutcher Drive, Poppintree in Ballymun, had more than 60 convictions to his name and it is understood he had just recently been released from prison.
Deputy State Pathologist Dr. Michael Curtis visited the scene and carried out a preliminary examination. The body of the deceased has been removed to Tallaght Hospital where a post-mortem will be carried out tomorrow morning.
Investigating Gardaí from Tallaght await the results of the post-mortem to determine the nature and direction of this investigation.
Gardai have called for anyone with information to contact them at 01 6666000 or on the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.