Investigation launched into Dublin death

Sunday 09 February 2014 22.41
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The flat in Terenure has been preserved pending a forensic examination.
The flat in Terenure has been preserved pending a forensic examination.
Emergency services and gardaí arrived to Ashdale Gardens just before 6pm yesterday
Emergency services and gardaí arrived to Ashdale Gardens just before 6pm yesterday
The man was taken to St James's Hospital
The man was taken to St James's Hospital

Gardaí have begun a criminal investigation following the death of a man in Dublin last night.

The 62-year-old man has been named by gardaí as Cathal Sweeney, from Dublin.

Mr Sweeney is believed to have died following a row at a flat in Terenure.

The State Pathologist's office has been alerted and the scene has been preserved pending a forensic examination.

Gardaí are understood to be following a definite line of inquiry in relation to his death.

A man in his 30s was arrested at the flat and is being detained at Terenure Garda Station.

Gardaí think the man died after what had begun as a social event, where a number of men spent Saturday afternoon drinking and watching the Ireland and Wales rugby match.

The emergency services arrived at around a 5.45pm and treated a 62-year-old man at the scene but he died later in St James's Hospital.