Man being questioned after woman stabbed to death in Kilkenny shop

Saturday 10 May 2014 14.46
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The incident happened yesterday in Kilkenny city centre
The incident happened yesterday in Kilkenny city centre
Mairead Moran was originally from the village of Kilmoganny, Co Kilkenny
Mairead Moran was originally from the village of Kilmoganny, Co Kilkenny
The woman worked in a shop at the Market Cross Shopping Centre
The woman worked in a shop at the Market Cross Shopping Centre
A man has been arrested and is  being questioned at Kilkenny Garda Station
A man has been arrested and is being questioned at Kilkenny Garda Station

The man arrested following the fatal stabbing of a Kilkenny woman yesterday is still being questioned.

Mairead Moran, originally from the village of Kilmoganny, Co Kilkenny, died of multiple stab wounds.

She was attacked by a man as she was locking up a store in the Market Cross Shopping Centre in Kilkenny city centre.

It is believed she had recently been told she was getting a promotion in the Holland & Barrett chain and was due to become a manager.

Ms Moran was described by her friends and relations today as a bright, outgoing, bubbly personality who was well-liked and loved.

It is understood the weapon used in the attack - a type of hunting knife - was found at the scene.

Shortly after the incident, a taxi that it is believed the suspect took from the city centre out to Loughboy was located.

The taxi was taken away for forensic examination.