Gardaí are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man's body in Dundalk, Co Louth.

A garda spokesperson said the 24-year-old man was from the town.

He has been named locally as Stephen Quigley.

Detectives said there were signs of injury to the body, which was discovered by a woman in a lane, off Avenue Road, in the town at about 11.50pm.

The body has been removed from the scene following a preliminary examination by the Deputy State Pathologist.

A post mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow to establish the exact cause of death.

A maroon-coloured car near the scene has been cordoned-off and will be examined by the forensic team.

Gardaí believe Mr Quigley was a passenger in the car shortly before he died.