The man whose body was found in a re-cycling truck in Dublin on Friday morning has been identified as a Polish citizen.

He was Henryk Piotrowski, aged 43.

Gardai have been liasing with Interpol and the Polish Embassy in Dublin to try to contact Mr Piotrowski's relatives.

It is understood he did not have any family in Ireland. 

It is believed he may have been living rough but was alive when the bin he was sleeping in was collected by a lorry with automated waste-collection equipment.

His remains were found by staff at the Panda refuse and recycling plant at Ballymount Road in Dublin.