They are believed to be linked to the discovery of body parts in Coolock earlier this week.

Partial human remains have been found in a burnt-out car in Drumcondra in Dublin.

The discovery was made in the early hours of this morning at Trinity Terrace, off Clonliffe Avenue.

They are believed to be linked to the discovery of body parts in Coolock earlier this week.

Detectives are looking into the possibility that both set of remains belong to a teenage boy who had been threatened recently.

The Garda Technical Bureau, the State Pathologist, the Coroner and Forensic Science Ireland have all been informed about this latest discovery which marks a sinister development in organised crime in the country.

The Garda Technical Bureau, the Office of the State Pathologist and the Coroner have been notified.

Gardaí say that due to the nature of the incident it will be some time before proper identification can be confirmed.