GARDAI have found a woman's body this afternoon during a planned search.

The remains of the woman - which are yet to be identified - were discovered shortly after 2pm in an area of undergrowth between Clonsilla Road and Snugborough Rd in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

The scene has been preserved and the State Pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau have been notified.

The body remains at the scene.

The woman has not yet been identified and a cause of death has not been established.

More to follow