Efforts are continuing to try and identify a body recovered from water, close to Galway city, at the weekend.

The remains were located off Mutton Island on Saturday.

They were taken to University Hospital Galway, where a post mortem examination was carried out today.

It is understood the body may have been in the water for some time and that this is complicating the process of identification.

Gardaí are reviewing the missing persons database and the local Coroner has been notified.