A woman, who was found dead in Co Kerry on Monday, has been described as 'very stylish, warm and friendly'.
Gardaí say they are treating the discovery of the body of 75-year-old Miriam Burns as 'unexplained circumstances'.
At approximately 1:15pm on Monday her body was found in her home at Ardshanavooley, Killarney.
The body remains at the scene, which is currently preserved to allow for a technical examination.
Journalist Anne Lucey, who knew Ms Burns, told Newstalk Breakfast the alarm was raised when her family became concerned.
"Apparently neighbours became alarmed when they hadn't seen her.
"There's also some suggestion that it was a family member abroad who also couldn't contact her and became worried.
"They called around at lunchtime and immediately alerted the emergency services who found her body in the house".
She says Ms Burns suffered injuries to her body.
"The investigators became alarmed also at the circumstances - is how they described it - that they found her in the room.
"They did door-to-door enquiries establishing when she was last seen...but people in Killarney are quite upset.
"She was very stylish, very warm, very friendly lady - you would see her on her bike."
And she says Ms Burns would always stop and chat to people.
"She was very well-known and she was very, very well-liked.
"She would always stop for a chat and she'd have something cheerful always to say to liven up your day.
"I met her myself just a few weeks ago, because we went to the same hairdresser.
"She had her own troubles, like everybody else does, but she was very, very positive in her outlook on life.
"And just a very warm, beautiful person".