Gardaí are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the death of a 57-year-old woman at a house in Hartstown today.
At around 11.30am, gardaí attended the scene of an incident at a house on Willow Wood Grove where a woman was discovered with serious injuries.
The injured woman was treated at the scene by emergency services but was pronounced dead a short time later.
A man, aged 60, was arrested at the scene and detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station.
The woman's body has been removed to the City Morgue where a post-mortem exam will be carried out tomorrow by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Kathleen Han.
Local councillor Kieran Dennison said locals were shocked at the details reported of the stabbing.
"We are still waiting for the full details to emerge but from what people have heard from the media they are obviously quite shocked about the stories of the weapons that were used," said Cllr Dennison.
An incident room has been established at Blanchardstown Garda Station and a Senior Investigating Officer has been appointed to the case.
A garda family liaison officer has been assigned.
Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Blanchardstown Garda Station 01 666 7000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
Investigations are ongoing.
A woman has died after being attacked with a sword in west Dublin.
It happened in Blanchardstown this morning and a murder investigation has been launched.
The incident happened at the woman's home in the Willow Wood area just before midday.
The victim, 57, was assaulted with a sword.
Her body remains at the scene, which has been sealed off, and forensic examinations are being carried out.
A man was arrested at the scene and is being held at Blanchardstown Garda Station, where he can be questioned for up to 24 hours.
A number of Gardaí, including members of the Armed Support Unit, were involved in making the arrest.
It is believed the woman knew her attacker and investigations are ongoing.
A man has been arrested after gardaí were called to the scene of a fatal assault in Dublin today.The woman was found at a house on Willow Wood, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, according to gardaí.
A man was arrested at the scene, a garda spokesperson confirmed.
He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Blanchardstown Garda Station.
Gardaí say their investigation is ongoing.