Dublin man accused of stabbing his neighbour to death and burying him in a rubbish bin was arrested in Australia, police said.

The man, from the Kildare area, was arrested by officers from the ACT’s Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) in Sydney’s west on Wednesday.

The CCC said the suspect, who was not named, was being held on a $2,500 bail and was expected to appear in court in the morning.

The incident happened on July 15.

“The investigation into this incident is ongoing and we have been made aware of the matter by the relevant police agencies,” a CCC spokesman said in a statement.

“This matter is now being investigated by the Australian Federal Police and the Garda Siochana.”

In a statement, the victim’s family described him as a gentle man who was loved by his friends and neighbours.

“Our entire family is devastated by the death of our loved one, Mr Ryan, who sadly passed away last night,” the statement read.

“Ryan was a very gentle man, who loved all to all, and he will be missed.

Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.”

Earlier this week, an Irish man was arrested for killing his neighbour in a suspected murder-suicide, after the man allegedly stabbed him during an argument over an apartment.

The incident occurred at an apartment in the city’s west last month, with the man believed to have been stabbed in the face.