Examinations are being carried out on a human skull found yesterday on Burrow Beach in Sutton, Dublin.

A man out walking made the discovery at around 1pm.

Gardaí were called to the scene and were assisted in searching the area by Dublin Coast Guard.

A small bone, also believed to be human, was also found.

The skull was examined by a doctor and confirmed to be human.

It was taken to the city morgue for further examination.

The skull appeared to be in the sea for a long period of time.

Investigations are ongoing to identify the person and establish the cause of death.