A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a 50-year-old man whose body was found at a house on Bandon Road on the southside of Cork city at the weekend.
A post-mortem was carried out yesterday by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan at Cork University Hospital (CUH).
It followed the suspicious death of a man named locally as Paul Jones.
Gardai in Cork have appealed for information following the discovery of the body at a single-storey rented house on Bandon Road at the Lough.
Officers are eager to speak with anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the Bandon Road/McCurtain Villas area of the city over the last six days.
They have also requested dashcam footage and witnesses are asked to call the incident room at Anglesea Street.
The body was removed on Saturday evening to the morgue at CUH and the post-mortem determined that the man was murdered.
However, the results of the examination have not been released. The scene was examined by members of the divisional scenes of crime unit.
The body of Mr Jones was found in the living area of the house and enquiries are ongoing.
He was originally from Mayfield on the northside of Cork city.
His body was found by his son when he went to the house at 11.30am on Saturday.
The son had been trying to contact him for a number of days and decided to go to the house.
The emergency services found no sign of forced entry at the property.
Gardai have begun door-to-door calls to establish if anyone noticed anything suspicious.
Anyone with information is asked to call Anglesea Street Station (021 4522000) or the Garda Confidential Line (1800 666 111) or any garda station.