Northern Ireland

Woman's body found in holdall bag in Dublin

Murder scene Dublin
Image caption The body was found at Blackhorse Avenue in Dublin

Irish police have launched a murder inquiry after a woman's body was found in a holdall bag in Dublin.

It was found at about 08:30 GMT on Sunday at Blackhorse Avenue in the city.

A passer-by saw the bag which was on wheels and looked inside. The area has been cordoned off and the state pathologist is examining the remains.

It is not clear if the woman was Irish or a foreign national. Police are carrying out door-to-door inquiries.

They have appealed for information.