A woman has presented herself at Ennis Garda Station saying she drove over a body lying on a road in the town last night.

The woman today presented herself at the station before lunchtime after gardaí made a public appeal in relation to a suspected hit-and-run in the Tobertaoscain area of Ennis.

The dead man is understood to be a 38-year-old Polish man, who is believed to have been living in the Tobertaoscain area.

The incident took place at around 10pm yesterday near a speed bump on the road close to St Flannan's College.

The woman was formally interviewed by gardaí in relation to her version of events today.

State Pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy is tonight carrying out a post mortem on the remains of the man at the Midwest Regional Hospital in Limerick.

The post mortem is expected to determine how the man died and should be able to confirm if a car drove over the man while he was lying on the ground.

Prof Cassidy had earlier visited the scene of the suspected hit-and-run, where gardaí carried out a forensic examination of the scene.

Gardaí were today conducting house-to-house inquires in an effort to find out what occurred and to locate the vehicle involved in the incident.