THE man found dead at a house in Mahon yesterday has been named locally as 57-year-old Thomas Byrd.
Gardaí launched an investigation into the death yesterday but have yet to confirm if the man died in suspicious circumstances or as a result of a fall.
An autopsy will take place today on the body of Mr Byrd who was found dead and bruised at his home on at Avenue de Rennes in Mahon.
Gardaí say the results of the autopsy will determine the course of their investigation into the death.
However, they stressed that they are keeping an open mind in relation to the death.
The alarm was raised shortly after midnight yesterday when Mr Byrd collapsed near the top of the stairs in his terraced home.
Emergency services were alerted and paramedics treated him at the scene but he was pronounced dead a short time later.
A decision was taken to seal the house off for a forensic examination but gardaí stressed that decision was taken as a precaution.
Meanwhile, in a separate and unrelated incident, investigations were launched yesterday following a stabbing in Cork city centre, which resulting in a man being taken to Cork University Hospital with facial injuries.
The incident took place at before 1pm at Anglesea Terrace, metres away from the city’s main Garda station and the district courthouse.
Investigating gardaí said that the injuries were “non-life threatening”, however the victim received facial injuries and was taken to CUH for treatment.
At present, a person is in custody in relation to the incident and gardaí are waiting to speak to the victim in relation to the incident and in order for an official complaint to be made.
Gardaí have issued an appeal to the public for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with CCTV, dashcam footage or other information is encouraged to contact Anglesea Garda Station on 021 4522000.