Man arrested in connection with death of woman in Kilkenny

The woman was found at her house in Freshford earlier today

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Kilkenny today.

The woman, who was in her 20s, was discovered in a house at Bridge Street in Freshford shortly after mid-day with serious injuries.

She was taken to St Luke's General Hospital in Kilkenny where she later died.

Gardaí arrested a man in his 30s this afternoon and he's being detained at Kilkenny Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The scene at the house is sealed off and is undergoing a forensic technical examination.

The State Pathologist has been notified and a post mortem examination will be carried out on the body of the woman.