Latest: Murder investigation underway following discovery of body in Louth

Latest: Murder investigation underway following discovery of body in Louth
Gardai at the house on the Clonmore Estate, Ardee, Co. Louth, where the body of a woman was found this morning. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body in Louth this morning.

A 57-year-old Polish woman was found dead at her home in Clonmore, Ardee at half past 11.

A 32-year-old man was arrested a number of hours later and is being detained at Drogheda Garda Station.

Gardaí say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with their investigation.

Supt. Des McTiernan says they are interested in a number of locations they believe the suspect visited.

He said: "We have a number of other scenes that we have a significant interest in.

"One is in the Bridge St area of the town, another one is in the Cherry Brooke Estate within Ardee and then one in Drumconrath in the Mandistown area of that townland.

Man arrested after Polish woman died a violent death at house in Co Louth

Latest: Gardaí say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the discovery of a woman's body in County Louth this morning.

A 32-year-old man was arrested this afternoon.

The body of a 57-year-old Polish woman was discovered at a house in Clonmore, Ardee at 11.30am.

She is said to have died a violent death.

A 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the investigation just hours after the discovery.

Supt. Denis MacTiernan says they are not looking for any one else in relation to the crime.

The scene at Clonmore has been preserved for a technical examination.

Gardai have identified three other places of interest where they believe the suspect visited in and around the Ardee area.

An incident room has been set up at Drogheda Garda Station and Gardai are appealing to anyone with information to contact them.

Woman's body found in the Louth village of Ardee; Man arrested

Update: Gardaí have arrested a man after a woman's body was found in Co. Louth today.

The 35-year-old was arrested in the Ardee area and is being held at Drogheda Garda Station.

Gardaí will hold a media briefing at 5pm this evening.

Gardaí at the scene of the body find in Ardee. Pic: Ciara Wilkinson
Gardaí at the scene of the body find in Ardee. Pic: Ciara Wilkinson

Earlier: Woman's body found in Co. Louth

A woman's body has been found in Co. Louth.

Gardaí are investigating after they were called to a house in the Clonmore Estate in Ardee at around 11.30am this morning.

The woman is believed to have suffered severe injuries and Gardaí say it appears she died a violent death.

The scene has been preserved for an examination by the State Pathologist and Gardaí have also requested assistance from the Garda Technical Bureau.

No arrests have been made and inquiries are ongoing.

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