The body was discovered at a house at New Road in Thomondgate
Gardaí in Limerick have launched an investigation after a woman was found dead in the city.
The body of the deceased, named locally as Rose Hanrahan, was discovered at a house at New Road in Thomondgate at around 1.30pm today.
The 78-year old's death is being treated as suspicious, and gardaí have sealed off the scene.
A post-mortem is to be carried out, which will determine the course of the investigation.
The deputy state pathologist Dr Michael Curtis is expected at the scene tonight.
Anyone with information is asked to contact gardai at Henry Street.