The 36 year old man who died after being stabbed in Dublin earlier this week has been named locally as Davey Ennis from Ballivor.

Gardaí are investigating whether a man discovered with a fatal knife wound in a Dublin flat had been dead for a number of days.

It is believed that a female suspect in the case told emergency services the deceased “fell” on a knife and has claimed that his death was an accident.

Mr Ennis died following an incident at a flat at Claddagh Court in Ballyfermot.

Gardaí were called to the gated community for elderly people at around 2.30am yesterday and when they arrived they discovered Mr Ennis unresponsive.

Mr Ennis, who had been staying with a tenant at the facility, was pronounced dead a short time later.

An investigation is now under way into the killing.