Dutch police investigating the murder of an Irishman in Amsterdam, are trying to establish where he was killed.

Keith Ennis, originally from the Walkinstown area of Dublin, was facing drugs and firearms charges in Dublin when he absconded.

The dismembered remains of the 30-year old were discovered in a canal in the Dutch city three weeks ago, but his identity was only established following contact with gardaí.

Mr Ennis was known to gardaí as a suspected gun and drug dealer and had been charged a year and a half ago after €100,000 worth of drugs and five firearms were recovered in Dublin.