Man arrested in Dundalk murder investigation on eve of vigil

Martin Grant

Reporter:

Martin Grant

Dundalk Gardaí are continuing to question a 34-year-old man in connection with the murder of Jacqueline McDonagh at her home in the town two days ago.

Dundalk Gardaí are continuing to question a 34-year-old man in connection with the murder of Jacqueline McDonagh at her home in the town two days ago.

The man in custody was arrested in Dublin yesterday (Thursday) evening and is being held at Dundalk Garda Station.

Last night, he was questioned for six hours and his period of detention was than extended by a chief superintendent. The man can be detained in Garda custody for 24 hours before being charged or released.

Jacqueline, a mother-of-three, was found beaten to death at her home in College Manor in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A vigil was held near the house where the murder took place yesterday, Thursday, evening. Friends, family and residents from the area gathered for the silent vigil.

John Temple, chairman of the College Manor Residents’ Association told the Dundalk Democrat: “We decided to hold a vigil to show our respect for the lose of a young life, a mother and a fellow resident.”