The Director of Public Prosecutions in Mauritius has indicated that the police investigation into the murder of Michaela McAreavey could be reopened.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio this morning, Satyajit Boolell described as "unexpected" the decision by a jury last Thursday to acquit two hotel workers of the murder of Mrs McAreavey.

He defended the police investigation into the death of the 27-year-old, who was strangled while on honeymoon in Mauritius in January of last year.

Mr Booolell said it was "nonsense" to suggest there was a rush to try the two men.

He said there was ample evidence and his office was convinced that convictions would be secured.