A man in his 30s has been arrested following the death of a young woman in Freshford, Co Kilkenny, this afternoon.

The woman is understood to be a 29-year-old mother from eastern Europe. She had been living in Freshford for some time.

She was found at the foot of a stairs in a house at Bridge Street shortly after midday with serious injuries. 

Gardaí are investigating if she received injuries prior to an apparent fall.

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She was taken to St Luke's General Hospital in Kilkenny where she later died.

A man was arrested this afternoon and is currently being detained at Kilkenny Garda Station.

It is understood that the man arrested knew the woman.

The scene at the house has been sealed off and is undergoing a forensic technical examination.

The office of the State Pathologist has been notified and a post mortem examination is due to be carried out on the body of the woman.