Around 70 people have attended a vigil in Ashtown in Dublin 15 to remember Maud Coffey, who was found dead at an apartment in Royal Canal Park in Ashtown on Friday.

Tonight's vigil was organised by D15&7 Action Against Gender Violence.

Local Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis, former Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger and Orla O'Connor of the National Women's Council were among those who attended.

Karen Dempsey, of D15&7 Action Against Gender Violence, told the vigil that Ms Coffey was a local women who would have walked over the bridge at Ashtown Train Station beside their meeting many times.

Ms O'Connor of the National Women's Council expressed her sympathy to the family and friends of Ms Coffey.

The meeting ended with a minute’s silence for Ms Coffey.

A man has appeared before the courts in connection with her death.