Man in his 50s arrested and held in Garda custody re death of woman

Gardaí appeal to bus passengers from Rathbourne Ave to Spindrift Ave, from 8:15am-9am yesterday

by Rose Barrett
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Gardaí continue to investigate the death of a woman (40s) whose body was discovered in an apartment at Royal Canal Park, Dublin 15, yesterday, Friday January 13.

A man in his 50s arrested as part of the investigation remains in Garda custody at Finglas Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The post-mortem has been completed and a preliminary report provided to the investigating team. Details are not being released for operational reasons.

The scene remains sealed off subject to an ongoing forensic and technical examination.

A Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) has been appointed to the case and a Garda Family Liaison Officer (FLO) continues to liaise with he family of the deceased.

As part of this investigation, Gardaí are appealing to passengers who were travelling on Dublin Bus route number 120 (Rathbourne Ave to Merrion Road) on the morning of Friday January 13 to come forward.

This bus departed Rathbourne Avenue at approximately 8:30am and travelled to Spindrift Avenue, Royal Canal Park, Dublin 15, where an incident took place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone that was travelling on this bus, or to anyone who was in the vicinity of Spindrift Avenue, between 8:15am and 9:00am, to contact them.

They are also appealing to those with video footage from the bus or at any of these locations to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to Gardaí at Cabra on 01 6667400, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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