Man charged after woman’s body found in Co Meath apartment

The body of the woman was discovered in a duplex apartment in River Court, Ratoath on Saturday evening.
Man charged after woman’s body found in Co Meath apartment

By Michelle Devane and David Young, PA

A man has been charged in connection with the death of a woman in an apartment in Co Meath.

Andrei Dobra (33), with an address at a duplex apartment at River Walk Court, Fairyhouse Road in Ratoath appeared at Trim District Court on Monday morning.

The body of Ioana Mihaela Pacala, aged 30, was found in the Ratoath duplex apartment shortly after 6pm on Saturday.

Gardaí and emergency services attended at the domestic residence at River Walk Court on Saturday night and Mr Dobra was arrested at the scene. H was later charged at Ashbourne Garda Station.

In response to the charge, Mr Dobra said “I’m sorry for that, it shouldn’t have happened”.

He and Ms Pacala were originally from Romania and had been living in Ireland for a number of years. They had recently moved from Dublin to their new home in Meath.

Mr Dobra made no application for bail and was remanded to Cloverhill Prison.

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