Gardaí have identified the woman whose body was discovered on the rocks at Sandycove in Co Dublin yesterday.

An appeal had earlier been issued to help identify the woman.

The woman's body was found on the rocks at Scotsmans Bay in Sandycove yesterday morning.

The woman was described as being 50 to 60 years old, between 1.62m and 1.70 (5'2"-5'6") with red hair.

She was wearing a purple coat, light blue fleece, dark purple jeans, navy socks and brown size 40 boots.

She also had purple nail polish on her fingernails.

Gardaí do not believe her body was in the water for a long period.