A murder investigation is under way in Sligo after the preliminary results of a post-mortem on the body of a man found dead in an apartment in the town yesterday indicated he died of stab wounds.

A man and a woman arrested last night, both in their 20s, remain in custody at Sligo Garda Station.

The body was discovered by gardaí at an apartment on Holborn Street at around 1pm on Monday.

The victim has been identified as 59-year-old Martin Kivlehan, also known as Matt, who lived alone. 

Mr Kivlehan came from a large family and was previously a carpenter and a musician. 

Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information on the incident to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071-9157000.