A post-mortem examination has been carried out on the body of a woman discovered in Dublin yesterday, but no details about the cause of death have yet been made public.

However, gardaí said they do not suspect foul play in relation to the death.

The remains were found near Ballymun Road in the north of the city where searches for missing woman Peggy Mangan were taking place.

A dog found standing near the remains died shortly after being taken to a vet for treatment.

Gardaí were awaiting the post-mortem examination before formal identification.

The search for the missing woman has now been suspended.

The 64-year-old, who has Alzheimer's disease, left her home in Terenure in the south of the city for a walk with her dog last Tuesday and had been missing since.

CCTV footage showed her afterwards at various locations in Dublin, including Finglas and Glasnevin.

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

A huge leaflet drop with appeals on sightings also targeted the city yesterday, including large crowds attending the All-Ireland hurling final replay in Croke Park.