A road beside the field where Gaffney's remains were found last month. Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Human skull discovered in Meath

The skull was found close to the area where body parts of drug dealer Christopher Gaffney were discovered last month.

Updated 19:56

A HUMAN SKULL has been found in Clonee, Co Meath, close to the area in which remains of drug dealer Christopher Gaffney were discovered last month.

A murder investigation was launched when the search of land in Clonee revealed a number of body parts. The 37-year-old, who was from the Blanchardstown area, was identified after fingerprints and DNA were recovered.

Today the Sunday World reported it is believed that the skull found yesterday is that of the Dublin drug dealer.

A garda spokesperson confirmed an investigation is now underway after the discovery of the human body part near Clonee yesterday afternoon.

The skull has been taken to Connolly Hospital for examination.

Originally published 15:53

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