A specialist police dog unit from Wales has been called in to assist gardaí in Waterford with their investigation into the murder of 35-year-old Meg Walsh.

Her body was recovered from the River Suir two days ago following a two-week search.

A post mortem examination established that she had received severe injuries.

The dog team has been searching Mrs Walsh's home in Waterford, which has been designated a crime scene.

Gardaí were to launch a fresh appeal for information relating to her murder today.

They say they have received a very good response to their previous appeal for information in the case.

As part of their investigation, gardaí staged a reconstruction last night of Ms Walsh's last known movements in the hope of jogging people's memories.

Officers say the exercise has prompted a good response and that all the information received is being assessed.