Gardaí have arrested a man in his 30s after the body of a man in his 70s was found in “unexplained circumstances” in Lisdoonvarna on Friday.
The body was discovered at a domestic residence in the Co Clare town this morning.
In an update on Friday afternoon, gardaí said the man in his 30s had been arrested for offences under the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997, and is currently detained in Ennis Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
The body of the deceased man has been removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem will take place.
The results of this post-mortem will direct the course of the investigation, a Garda statement said.
The scene where the body was found is currently preserved and a technical examination is being carried out by the Garda Technical Bureau.
State Pathologist Margaret Bolster has also attended the scene.
Anyone with any information in relation to the matter is asked to contact Ennistymon Garda station on 065 707 2180, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.