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'We will miss him': Tributes paid after body of 71-year-old man found at UCD campus

Gardaí were called to the UCD campus following the discovery of the body shortly after 12pm.

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Updated Jan 12th 2021, 12:44 PM

TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid following the discovery of a body an elderly man in Belfield, Dublin 4 yesterday. 

Gardaí were called to the UCD campus following the discovery of the body shortly after 12pm. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has since been removed to the Dublin City Morgue. 

The scene is currently preserved. 

The coroner has been notified and a post-mortem examination has been arranged to take place today.

The results of the examination will determine the course of the Garda investigation.

In a post on social media, UCD named the man as Michael Byrne, who was known by students and staff as “Old Man Belfield”.

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“A fiercely private person, we thank those of you who quietly looked out for Michael,” the university said. 

“We will miss him around the campus. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.” 

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