The man whose body was found on the balcony of an apartment at Canada Square on Tuesday morning has been named locally as Damien Richards. Mr Richards, who was in his early 40s, was a well-known hairdresser and frontman to a number of punk bands over the years. His body was spotted on a balcony at Nore House, Canada Square, by a passer-by at around 8.15am. A post mortem examination took place at Waterford Regional Hospital on Tuesday. While the results are not yet known, it is understood that foul play is not suspected.

Mr Richards was the son of the late Morgan Street publican Jack Richards.

He ran a number of hairdressing salons during his career, including one at George’s Court and another in Hanover Street. He was also involved on the local punk scene for many years and was the front man in a number of bands, including ‘Gash Factory’. He is survived by a sister and brother.