Gardai have tonight arrested a man in his 20s in connection with their investigation into the murder of Aoife Phelan.
It is understood he is being questioned at Portlaoise Garda Station. He can be detained for up to 24 hours.
“As part of the investigation into the murder of Aoife Phelan, Gardai have this evening, November 7th 2012, arrested a man in his 20s,” a Garda spokesperson stated.
“He is detained at Portlaoise Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
“A post mortem examination on the body of a woman discovered earlier today, is underway at Tullamore General Hospital.”
State Pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy is carrying out the post mortem to identify the victim and determine the cause of death.