A man has been arrested following the death of a patient in Mercy University Hospital, Cork.
Gardaí in Cork are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the death of the male, who was in his late 80s.
Gardaí were alerted to an incident involving two male patients in the hospital shortly after 5:30am this morning, Sunday January 22nd.
A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene by investigating Gardaí and taken to Bridewell Garda Station, Cork, where he is currently being detained.
The scene is currently preserved for forensic and technical examination.
An incident room has been established at the Bridewell Garda Station and the services of the State Pathologist have been requested.
A Garda Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to the deceased elderly man's family.
Investigating Gardaí are not currently seeking anyone else in relation to this incident.
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