BREAKING: A woman’s body has been discovered in Blanchardstown

The body of a woman has been discovered in west Dublin this afternoon.

According to emerging reports, the remains were found during a planned search for a missing woman.which was undertaken by the Divisional search team.

It is understood that the discovery was made in an area of undergrowth between Clonsilla Road and Snugborough Road shortly after 2pm today.

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

The body remains at the scene.