Gardaí have appealed for information after a man's body was discovered at an apartment in Waterford city.

The discovery was made after gardaí were contacted this morning after 9am.

The man who died was African. It is understood he was 45 years old.

Gardaí are treating the death as suspicious and the scene at Wellington Square has been preserved.

Supt Chris Delaney said gardaí will await the results of tomorrow's post-mortem examination before they decide which direction the inquiry will take.