The search for the body of a man in the waters off Ballybunion in Co Kerry continued today.

It is believed Stephen Godson-Ukiwu from west Africa took his own life after killing his partner.

A specialist garda team spent six hours negotiating with Mr Godson-Ukiwo at cliffs in Ballybunion on Tuesday.

24-year-old Polish national Katazaryna Bartowiak was found dead at their home in Tralee on the same day.

Preliminary post mortem results indicate that she was strangled.

Mr Godson-Ukiwu was in his 30s and originally from the Republic of Benin.