Update 8.30am: Gardaí investigating the death of a woman who fell down a flight of stairs in a house in Kilkenny have issued an appeal for witnesses.
Rita Apine, who was in her 20s, was found injured at the bottom of stairs in a house on Bridge Street in Freshford at around midday yesterday, and died later in hospital.
Detectives now want to speak to people who visited the local Costcutter shop between 8am and 1pm. They say anyone who heard or noticed anything out of the ordinary should contact them at Kilkenny garda station 056-7775000 or any garda station, or on the Garda Confidential Line 1800666111.
A post mortem to determine the cause of Rita Apine's death will be carried out later, while a man in his 30s is being questioned.
A post mortem examination is expected to take place today on the body of a woman who died in Kilkenny yesterday.
The woman, who was named locally as Rita Apine, lived in the small village of Freshford in Co Kilkenny with her partner and her young child.
She was aged 29, and originally from Latvia. She had been living in Ireland for a number of years.
Emergency services were alerted to the incident around midday on Sunday and the woman was found at the end of the stairs with serious injuries.
She was rushed to St Luke's Hospital where she later passed away.
A man in his 30s is being held at Kilkenny Garda Station in connection with her death.
It is reported the woman knew the man arrested in connection with the death that is currently being considered as "suspicious."
Locals described the woman as "a devoted mother" and "a lovely woman".