The bodies of a father and son have been found at a house in the Long Lane area of Letterkenny in Co Donegal.

Gardaí are treating their deaths as a murder-suicide.

The men, aged 88 and 50, were discovered by a local person and gardaí were alerted at 2pm this afternoon.

It is understood the father was a retired public servant.

Gardaí say they are not looking for anyone at present.

However, they have appealed for anyone with information or anyone who may have seen either of the men in the past week to contact them on 074 916 7100.

It is understood the 88-year-old man had not been seen for a week. It is not known how long the bodies were at the house.

The father's remains were found inside the property, while the son's body was found in a car in the adjacent garage.

Gardaí are awaiting the results of post-mortem examinations to establish the time and causes of death.

It is understood no weapons were discovered at the house.

The area has been sealed off as a crime scene and the State Pathologist and the Garda Forensic and Technical Bureau have been contacted.