Gardaí have confirmed that the body discovered in a yard off Douglas Street in Cork this morning is that of missing student Caolan Mulrooney.

Mr Mulrooney, who was 18 and from Rochestown, had been missing since the early hours of Friday morning last.

Gardaí do not believe there were any suspicious circumstances in his death.

The scene where Mr Mulrooney's body was discovered has been technically examined and a post mortem examination will be conducted later.