Macroom murder: Woman remains in custody

Macroom murder: Woman remains in custody
Supt Michael Fitzpatrick, Macroom Garda Station, gives a press briefing at Dan Corkery Place as investigations continue into the fatal stabbing of a man. Picture: John Delea.

A WOMAN in her 40s remains in custody today following the fatal stabbing of 44-year-old Timmy Foley in Macroom in the early hours of Monday morning.

Gardaí were called to a house in the area at 1.50am, where they discovered Mr Foley with stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Timmy Foley was pronounced dead at the scene.
Timmy Foley was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is understood that there had been an altercation in the house which spilt out onto the street in the small housing estate in Dan Corkery Place.

A man and woman who were also at the house were taken to hospital following the incident with non-life threatening injuries.

The man, believed to be Mr Foley’s brother Jason, remains in hospital.

Superintendent of Macroom Garda station, Michael Fitzpatrick, confirmed that gardaí are treating the incident as a murder investigation.

The woman was later arrested and detained at Bandon Garda station.

Superintendent Fitzpatrick appealed for any witnesses in the area at the time to contact Macroom Garda Station on 026-20590.

A senior investigating officer has been appointed and a full incident room has been set up.

Investigators are also awaiting the results of the post-mortem conducted by the state pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster.

Mr Foley is understood to be from Clonakilty originally and it was also believed he was living in Macroom caring for his brother who had suffered a brain injury a number of years ago.

State Pathologist, Dr Margaret Bolster leaves Dan Corkery Place after examining the body of the murder victim Timmy Foley. Photo: Andy Gibson.
State Pathologist, Dr Margaret Bolster leaves Dan Corkery Place after examining the body of the murder victim Timmy Foley. Photo: Andy Gibson.

Locally, both politicians and residents of the town have said they are in complete shock.

“The whole town is in shock,” said local man Pat Foley.

“Macroom is a small town and a very quiet one and we don’t usually get these type of incidents out here.

“It was a big shock getting to work this morning and hearing it on the news,” he added.

“It’s shocked the whole community, everyone is talking about it. It’s the last thing anyone would expect to happen in Macroom.”

Fianna Fáil TD Aindrias Moynihan added: “Some of the neighbours hadn’t heard anything. They found out yesterday morning same as the rest of us. They wouldn’t have really known the lads, they weren’t living there long.

“The area is well established and the families would have known one another over the years whereas the lads are new enough.”

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