A murder investigation is underway in Co Louth, after a woman was found dead in Dundalk.
The woman, who was aged in her 60s, was found dead following an assault at a house on Bridge Street in Dundalk on Wednesday evening.
The scene was preserved ahead of a technical examination.
Officers say a post mortem examination has been carried out on the woman's body, however, the details aren't being released for operational reasons.
A Family Liaison Officer has also been appointed.
Investigating gardaí are appealing for information, particularly from anyone who was in the Bridge Street area on Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 938 8400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.