The body of a woman found in north Dublin will not be formally identified until a post-mortem examination is carried out.

The body was discovered at Ballymun Road at around 3.30pm. A dog was standing close to where the remains were discovered.

Gardaí have said a formal identification cannot be made until the results of a post-mortem examination are known. That examination is expected to take place tomorrow.

The body was discovered in the area where searches have been carried out for missing woman Peggy Mangan. That search has now been suspended.

The 64-year-old, who has Alzheimers disease, has been missing since she left her home in Terenure for a walk with her dog last Tuesday.

She was later seen on CCTV footage at various locations around Dublin, including Finglas and Glasnevin.

Hundreds of volunteers had helped gardaí and rescue services with the search for the missing woman.