A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Rose Patterson in Clonakilty, west Cork.

The mother of three young children was found dead in a flat above a barber shop at Connolly Street in the town last Thursday.

Gardaí investigating the murder arrested a Turkish man in Cork city at approximately 5.30pm this evening.

He is being detained at Clonakility Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 Criminal Justice Act, where he can be detained for up to 24 hours.