Gardaí investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a man at Ballylongford, Listowel this morning have arrested two men.

The body of the man, believed to be aged in his 20s, was discovered during a planned search of Shronowen Bog at Tullamore near Ballylongford.

The remains are believed to be that of a man from Gort in Co Galway who went missing in mid-February and who was last seen in Ballyduff, Co Kerry.

The scene is currently preserved and a number other scenes are also being examined.

The men arrested in relation to the death, who are aged 19 and in their late 20s, are currently being detained at Listowel and Tralee Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.