The man whose body was taken from the Royal Canal this week has been named locally as Delshad Mohammadi (31 ), a waiter in the popular Pasta Bella restaurant on Austin Friar Street.
Passers-by contacted the Gardaí at around 3pm on Wednesday June 11 about the grim discovery, and an area north of the Harbour Bridge was cordoned off to allow for recovery and a forensic examination.
The body of the Tunisian national was removed to the nearby regional hospital where a post mortem was carried out, the results of which have not yet been released.
Gardaí have yet to give any indication as to how the man died.
The restaurant closed as a mark of respect, and a statement released by his colleagues described him as “one of our best, he will be sadly missed. We raise our prayers to him and may God be with his family”.