Gardaí are treating as suspicious the death of a man whose body was found in Rathfarnham in Dublin this evening.

The 42-year-old man was found dead in his home in Marley Court at around 6pm this evening.

Initial reports suggest he was stabbed to death.

The Deputy State Pathologist visited the scene and a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out tomorrow.

It is believed that the body was found by a relative who alerted the Gardaí.