Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body on a farm near Tipperary town.

The discovery was made at the rear of a house at around 2pm at Fawnagown.

The scene has been sealed for a technical and forensic examination and the State Pathologist's Office has been notified.

The body has been removed to Waterford Regional Hospital where a post mortem examination is due to be carried out tomorrow.

An incident room has been established at Tipperary town Garda Station.