A 29-year-old man has been arrested following the discovery of a body in Cootehill, Co Cavan.

The body of the man, believed to be in his early 30s, was found in a house at Lodge View at 1.05am.

The victim has been named locally as Emmet Connolly.

The scene has been sealed-off for a technical examination and the State Pathologist's Office has been called.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information to contact Bailieboro Garda Station on 042-9694570, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.